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Using Social Care Online data

Social Care Online is the UK's largest free bibliographic database of information on all aspects of social work and social care.

The database contains around 155,000 records, referencing resources from the 1980s onwards. This content is updated daily by a small team of information specialists, all of whom have an in-depth knowledge of the social care sector.

Individuals can export up to 500 records for personal using the advanced search. However, some individuals or organisations may need more than this.

SCIE currently has agreements with some organisations to provide them with an export of customised Social Care Online data for use within their own resources.

These include NICE Evidence Search

Social Care Online data is also available as part of Ovid’s Social Policy and Practice subscription database of evidence and research in health and social care. Social Care Online data in SPP is updated quarterly.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you or your organisation could use our data, please email us.

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Social Care Online continues to be developed in response to user feedback.

Contact us with your comments and for any problems using the website.

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