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Social Policy and Practice - Trial to 10 July 2014

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Social Policy and Practice is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering evidence-based social policy, public health, social services, and mental and community health. The database is particularly strong on social care of the young and elderly. Social Policy and Practice brings together data from 4 databases into one search interface containing around 200,000 records: AgeInfo - Centre for Policy on Ageing, ChildData - National Childrenís Bureau (NCB), Planex - IDOX Information Service, Social Care Online - Social Care Institute for Excellence The majority of the material originates from the UK but there is also European and US material. Some 50% of the references are to grey literature, including semi-published reports, working papers, local and central government reports, and material from the voluntary sector and charities. The database is oriented towards applied research and practice and as such complements the more theoretically based databases.