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Social Policy and Practice


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About Social Policy and Practice

Social Policy and Practice is a bibliographic database with abstracts containing material from the following information providers: Centre for Policy on Ageing, Greater London Authority, IDOX and the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The database covers public and social policy, public health, homelessness, housing, crime, law and order, families, children and older people. Content is from the UK with some material from the USA and Europe. A significant number of  the references are to grey literature and UK government publications. Over half of the database contains references to books and pamphlets. Material is from 1890 to date with the majority of references from the 1980s onwards. Currently there are over 200,000 records. The database is oriented towards applied research and policy and practice and as such complements theoretical databases.

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