Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy is one of the inter-disciplinary thematic research strands the University is recognised for. The following information may be helpful in navigating the libary's resources.
The Library provides access to extensive multidisciplinary print and electronic information resources, including almost half a million e-books, 31,000 e-journals, and 800+ print journal titles as well as a large portfolio of bibliographic and full text databases. Use the Library Catalogue to explore these collections. If you are unfamiliar with the layout of the Library's collections, these floor plans might be useful.
Electronic resources include specialist databases, extensive newspaper archives and the powerful multidisciplinary tools Scopus and Web of Science which index the international literature in every discipline. Access all electronic content off-campus using your CASS login.
Gray literature is a term applied to sources of information that are not commercially published and is typically composed of governmental and other technical reports, working papers, agency reports, and conference proceedings. This type of literature often contains important information which will never be peer-reviewed; or policy impact analysis, which will again not appear in the peer-reviewed literature. However, because it is not controlled by the commercial publishing sector, it can often be difficult to track down.
GreyNet maintains the GreySource Index which is a listing of web-based resources
If you know what you are looking for, a Web search will often retrieve what you are seeking.
The Irish Social Sciences Data Archive holds machine-readable data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to NUIG researchers. International ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) data is also accessible via the ISSDA.
OECD iLibrary contains a range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries.
Global Market Information Database contains international market information on industries, countries and consumers.
FAME contains detailed company information for UK and Irish companies.