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Applied Social Studies: Introduction



Welcome to the Library service of the Institute of Technology, Carlow.  The services provided by the Library include book lending, individual and group study facilities, photocopying, information retrieval service and access to a range of online databases.

The Library holds a broad range of resources both printed and electronic to support the subject area of Social Studies. These include books, journals, case studies, databases, official publications, newspapers and various other items.

To facilitate the research process, this guide provides a brief outline of how to search for these different types of material.


Featured Resources

Check out our featured Social Studies resource 

Research Starters Sociology

Our subscription to Research Starters Sociology includes an additional range of full-text journals covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both the applied and theoretical aspects od the social sciences.


New for 2019

New Social Studies Journal

The Library now has online full-text access to the British Journal of Social Work.

Access is available from 2019 onwards.  This journal is available via the Library catalogue.