Social Inclusion

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session. 

Print books and ebooks are available through the LLR (Library and Learning Resources). The main collection of Social inclusion print books is located at the Carmarthen campus. Please use our catalogue to locate relevant items.

If you know the author or title of an e-book, the easiest way to access it would be through the catalogue.  To search for information on a subject, access one of the ebook collections below. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. A full list of ebook packages is also available.

 Dawsonera E-Books

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A general collection of e-books covering a wide range of subjects.

EBSCO E-book Collection (NetLibrary)

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A general collection of e-books covering a wide range of subjects.

Oxford Scholarship Online

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A searchable full-text database of scholarly books in a range of subjects. 

 Taylor and Francis E-Book Library

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A collection of psychology e-books.

Many of our e-journals require you to login using your university IT account. 

Browse ejournals


Useful journals include:

  • Adults Learning
  • British Educational Research Journal
  • British Journal of Educational Studies
  • British Journal of Special Education
  • Children and Young People Now
  • Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
  • Educational Review
  • Qualitative Research
  • Studies in the Education of Adults
  • Support for Learning
  • Welsh Journal of Education

A database is an index to journals and sometimes to books and reports. Some provide full-text e.g. a journal article; others provide abstracts and references. This is a list of those most relevant to Social Inclusion.A full list of E-resources is also available.

Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. Please see All Resources  for additional help logging in.

Academic Search Premier

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This EBSCO database allows the researcher to search over 13,600 journals. Full text articles are available from over 4,700 journals within the field of education.

British Education Index

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The BEI provides bibliographic references to information on research policy and practice within education and training in the UK. 

Education Source

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This EBSCO database incorporates Education Research Complete. It contains full text articles from 1,800 journals and over 550 ebooks within the field of education, many of them directly relating to the field of Early Childhood studies.


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American based equivalent of the BEI


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PsycARTICLES is a psychology database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

Social Care Online 

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Social Care Online is the UK's most extensive free database of social care information. With everything from research briefings, to reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites and you find it all with the click of a button. Updated daily by SCIE's experienced information managers, Social Care Online offers unrivalled free access and ease of use. Social Care Online is a product of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).


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Free access for UK HE and FE to the British Library Electronic Table of Contents database of over 20,000 current journal titles.

Age UK

Formed by the joining of Age Concern and Help the Aged, Age UK aims to improve outcomes for older people in a wide variety of areas that may affect their lives. First-class research, knowledge and research partnerships support this aim.

Age UK Cymru

Section of Age UK’s website for Wales.

Amnesty International

This group states ‘We are ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied’ (Amnesty, 2012).

The Big Issue Foundation

The website for the organisation which launched The Big Issue magazine in 1991.

Disability Wales

This independent, not for profit organisation was established in 1972and 'is the national association of disabled people's organisations, striving to achieve the rights, equality and independence of disabled people in Wales'.

Equality and diversity

Section of the Welsh Government website on the topic of Equality and diversity.

Equality & Human Rights Commission (UK)

This group states "We have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment".

Fawcett Society 

Fawcett is the UK’s leading campaign for equality between women and men. Where there's an inequality gap between women and men they are working to close it.

Gwalia Wales

A leading provider of housing and care services in south and mid Wales. 

Howard League for Penal Reform

This is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK and is working towards a society with less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Included in the groups aims are the identification of the roots causes for poverty and injustice.

Mental Health Wales

The site, managed by Hafel aims to offer useful links and a library of information to both mental health professionals, those with a severe mental illness and their carers.


Rethink Mental Illness campaigns nationally for policy change, and locally for the support people affected by severe mental illness need. They also carry out research to assist an evidence-based approach to mental health to underpin service and policy improvements.

Snap Cymru

This National Charity, for Wales was founded in 1986. The website provides information for professionals, carers and those who may have additional learning needs. 

Stonewall Cymru 

Stonewall Cymru aims to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales.

Tackling Poverty

Section of the Welsh Government website relating to poverty.

Wales Dyslexia

This group aims to bring together everyone involved with dyslexia in Wales. Their stated vision is "to make Wales the best place in the world for the dyslexic individual to live, learn, work and develop to their full potential."

Material in the Library is arranged by subject using a classification scheme. These are the numbers you see on the spines of the books. The letters following the number are usually the first three letters of the authors surname but may be the start of the title. Below are some examples to get you started.


Psychology - disabilities


Social interaction


Social groups including social inequalities


Employment, social service, education and cultural law


Social problems and services

362.5 The Poor


Special education/social inclusion


Special education for a specific subject


Physical education




Special education/Social inclusion for the early years


Students with physical disabilities


Visually impaired students


Hearing impaired students


Students with language disorders


Students with reading disorders eg dyslexia


Students with learning difficulties


Students with severe learning difficulties


Students with behaviour difficulties


Communication disorder


The gifted child




Socially and culturally deprived students


Racial or ethnic issues