Social Sciences Subject guide

These resources are available on and off campus. If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

This is a video collection of over 19,000 titles including current TV recordings.
Complete Issues
Articles, statistics, personal accounts and links to websites on a wide range of topics. 
For Complete Issues username and password, click above. You may need to log into Moodle using the button at the top right of the screen and enter your college username and password. Alternatively, ask at the library desk. 

Emerald Insight
Global publisher with a large portfolio of online journals and books.

Gale News, Business and Reference
Access to a large range of online reference materials including journals, newspaper archives and e-books.

Issues Online
The online version of the Donnellan Issues series that includes key facts, statistics and articles on a wide range of topical issues.

National Library of Scotland
A range of databases from the National Library of Scotland. They cover many subject areas and include e-books, newspapers, journals, audio-visual resources and images. You need to register on the website to gain access to the resources.

Very Short Introductions
Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to offer concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. 

Most of the print books for your course will be found in the social sciences (shelf mark 300 and above) section of the LLC, including subjects such as civil rights, suffragist movement, criminology, history, geography, political science, sociology and research methods.

All books on social sciences can be found in the LLC catalogue.

The LLC also has a range of ‘English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)’ books, as well as a selection of fiction books.

E-books for social sciences can be found on the catalogue or through our providers E-book Central, VLe Books and E-books for Further Education. Further e-books are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

Journals provide up-to-date information about a subject. In addition to the print titles we hold below we have access to many online titles on Gale News, Business and Reference and Emerald Insight:

Economic Review (Coatbridge and Motherwell)
Geography Review (Motherwell)
Hindsight – GCSE modern history review (Motherwell)
Modern History Review (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)
Politics Review (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)
The Psychologist (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Motherwell)
Psychology Review (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)
Sociology Review (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)

Further journals are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

A range of academic DVD’s on various subjects, as well as a selection of movies, are available for loan. These may be borrowed for one week and can be requested from other campus LLCs if not available at your own. The following titles may be useful for reference:

Apocalypse: the second world war (Cumbernauld)
The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall (Cumbernauld)

The British Psychological Society
The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. Site provides information on policy, research and guidelines, psychometric testing and career advice.

Economic and Social Research Council
Website for the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues, providing information on research, collaboration, news, public engagement and career and skills advice.

History Extra
The official website for the BBC History magazine, BBC History Revealed and BBC World Histories magazine.

Inclusive Language Guide
The Inclusive Language Guide helps people think about how the way they write can subvert or inadvertently reinforce intersecting forms of inequality. The language recommended is drawn from specialist organisations which provide advice on language preferred by marginalized people, groups and communities.

Scottish Government
Comprehensive resource offering information on policy, research and statistics relating to health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and transport in Scotland.

The Society Pages
An open-access social science project run by the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, hosting information on new sociology research, articles, blogs and podcasts.

Click here to download a list of more free online resources.

All students may borrow up to 6 items for up to 4 weeks. Loan periods may be extended if no one else has requested the items. Renewals can be made in person, by phone, email or via the catalogue. Items can be reserved through our 'Click and Collect' facility on the catalogue.

Multifunctional print devices are available in each campus LLC, for black and white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning to email, and students are provided with print credit automatically at the start of the semester.

Computers in the LLCs can be booked for personal study through the 'Book a PC' link at the very top of this page, or through the 'MyNCL' app.

LLC opening hours are available on the catalogue.

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