Youth and Community

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 print books to support  Youth and Community courses 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 e-book 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.

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. Please see ejournals  for additional help with logging in.

Current copies and back issues of these journals are kept in the Library on the Carmarthen campus. Please ask at the Information Point if you need help locating them.

A database is an index to journals and sometimes to books and reports. Some provide provide full-text e.g. a journal article; others provide abstracts and references. This is a list of those most relevant to Youth and community studies. 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, many of them relating to the field of Early Childhood studies.

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.


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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.


Community Youth and Playworkers Workers in Unite (CYWU)

Information about careers, topical articles and book reviews for members and non members.

Community Matters

Community Matters represents the largest network of grassroots community organisations in the UK. Their programmes and services aim to support them and the people they serve, and to create the conditions in which communities can thrive.


This is the independent body for the voluntary youth work sector in Wales.

Funky Dragon

Funky Dragon is the children and young people's assembly for Wales. Its mission is to enable children and young people in Wales to get their voices heard by Government and others who make decisions about policies and services that affect their lives.


The informal education homepage and encyclopaedia of informal education. This was established in 1995 at the YMCA George Williams College, London and aims to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This foundation looks to inspire social change. This includes much information relating to young people with regard to their aims which include looking to identy the root causes of poverty and injustice.


Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

National Youth Agency

The NYA works in partnership with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations to support and improve services for young people

Race on the Agenda (ROTA)

ROTA is one of Britain's leading social policy think-tanks focusing on issues that affect Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Originally set up in 1984, ROTA aims to increase the capacity of BAME organisations and strengthen the voice of BAME communities through increased civic engagement and participation in society.


This group describe themselves as the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales.  They represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.

Welsh Assembly Government

This links directly to the section for Children and Young People.

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. You can also use Worldcat local to search for specific titles and subjects.

150 Psychology
174.936 Occupational Ethics
300.723 Social Research
301 Sociology
302 Social Psychology
305.8 Racism
306 Popular Culture
361 Social problems and services
361.3 Social Work
361.61 Social Policy
361.7 Voluntary Organisations
362.5 Poverty/Social Exclusion
362.7 Young people
362.76 Child Abuse
362.82 Families: social services
363.5 Housing/homelessness
364.36 Youth Crime
369.4 Young people's societies
371.30281 Study Skills