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Policy Studies


A database is a useful source of information when looking for specific information or data. It is a trustworthy, scholarly source with clear citation information and often additional features such as the option to build an account;  to save and retrieve searches; to receive alerts about newly added content and other features such as content related suggested readings.

The following databases may be useful for students in the school of policy studies.

Tutorial: using databases

This interactive tutorial guides you through the process of using databases optimally to find information on your topic.

Featured resources

Sage Research Methods is a very useful resource when it comes to finding out about research methodology.


Systematic reviews

Information about systematic reviews and other research methods can be accessed via Cochrane Library and PRISMA and Sage Research Methods. Resources by other institutions may also be useful, such as this guidance from University of York.