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Dec 17 2014

Access Routledge Health and Social Care Collection

Free access to research on disabilities

Disability is Health & Social Care Arena theme this month in recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Highlights include:

  • Free access to over 50 articles on the theme of disability and technology
  • Free online access to the first issue of Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Four questions for the editor of Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research
  • Related books

Please click here to explore the latest disability research.

HKUL users can continue to access Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3884314

Health, Risk & Society Editor’s choice

The editor of Health, Risk & Society Andy Aleszewski, will be highlighting one article from each issue which will be free to read online for one month from publication.

Please click here to read the latest editor’s choice article, ‘Risk, social protection and trust amidst cuts in welfare spending’ for free until 31 December 2014.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2518186

Free access articles on mindfulness

Mindfulness article collection explore key topics including neuroscience, anxiety, social work, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS and depression.
Please click here to enjoy free access until the end of 2014.


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Nov 29 2014

Access Health & Justice Popular Papers, SpringerOpen

Health & Justice aims to present original experimental research on the area of health and well-being of people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including people who work in the system; Health & Justice presents meta-analysis or systematic reviews in the area of health and justice for those involved in the justice system.

Health & Justices Popular Papers:


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Sep 02 2014

Read EcoHealth Articles With Impact from Springer

EcoHealth aims to advance research, practice, and knowledge integration at the interface of ecology and health by publishing high quality research and review articles that address and profile new ideas, developments, and programs. The articles are now freely available until August 31.

Top mentioned articles:

Top cited articles:

Please click here to access all EcoHealth issues on SpringerLink.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3013023


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Jul 21 2014

Read Articles with Top Impact from Springer

Nelson Mandela Days-Articles With Top Impact

Springer honors Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18). In observance of this special day, Springer offers free access until July 31 to the Most Frequently Mentioned Articles (based on Almetric data) from Springer and BioMed Central that focus on Mandela’s values and fields of dedication.

Please go to the “Nelson Mandela Days” homepage and discover the articles with top impact.

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]


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May 02 2014

Read Articles from Health & Justice, SpringerOpen

SpringerOpen is pleased to announce the new journal, Health & Justice. It is turning out to be the magnet for scholarly articles in the nexus of health and justice. The journal is one of the titles in the growing SpringerOpen portfolio of over 100 peer-reviewed and fully open access journals.


Health & Justice is open to submissions from public health, criminology and criminal justice, medical science, psychology and clinical sciences, sociology, neuroscience, biology, anthropology and the social sciences, and covers a broad array of research types. It publishes original research, research notes (promising issues that are smaller in scope), commentaries, and translational notes (possible ways of introducing innovations in the justice system).

Read the first articles


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Sep 23 2013

Read online articles from Springer

Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health provides a platform for scholars, experts and practitioners within and outside the Asian regions to share gambling research, prevention and intervention experiences, and to promote critical discussion on gambling policy and gambling related public health issues.


The journal aims to facilitate international debates on gambling expansion and liberalization, benefits and costs of legalized gambling, the impact of gambling technologies, responsible gambling policies and initiatives, prevention and intervention of problem gambling; document updated empirical studies on vulnerable groups, etiology, resiliency and prevalence estimates of excessive gambling, gambling in the financial markets, treatment efficacy of various therapies, and evaluation on awareness and preventive programs in different Asian communities; encourage gamblers and family members to share their experience in treatment and recovery.

Read the first articles online:


Click here to find more articles online, including the latest article collection “Impacts of problem gambling on families and significant others“.


HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5055501




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Jun 14 2013

Best of the Scout Report for 2013

  • Better Data, Better Health
  • There has been extended discussion about the ways in which better data can improve public health problems such as obesity, rising health care costs, and other areas of concern. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is intimately concerned with the possible applications of “big data”, and this site offers some fine commentary and reporting on this situation. A good place to start is the Q&A with RWJF Chief Technology and Information Officer Steve Downs. “Better Data = Better Health: Stories from the Field” looks at the applications of mobile health applications, GPS sensors in the service of tracking asthma symptoms, and much more. The footer of the site includes sections analyzing how data is transforming the overall health of communities. There are data sets, reports, rankings and access to publicly available reports that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost.

  • Frontline: Digital Nation
  • How is technology changing our lives? It’s a very difficult question to answer, but this engaging program from Frontline takes first steps into this brave new digital world. This website covers various topics such as Family/Children, Foreign Affairs/Defense, Government/Elections/Politics, Race/Multicultural and so on. On a note that appears on the site’s homepage, Rachel Dretzin (the producer) remarks that “Digital Nation is an effort to define this new space and to put some walls around it.” On the homepage, visitors can watch the entire 90-minute program and also view special segments such as Living Faster, Relationships, Waging War, and Virtual Worlds. The Virtual Worlds area is particularly compelling, as it looks at how virtual reality is being used to treat the post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by soldiers.

    [Source: Scout Report]


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May 16 2013

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

Free topical journal articles of the month of May are:

[Source: The Policy Press]


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May 08 2013

Handpicked Articles from Race and Social Problems

Race and Social Problems provides an international and multidisciplinary forum for issues germane to race and its enduring relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political, and cultural problems. The journal publishes original empirical studies, reviews of past research, theoretical studies, and invited essays that advance the understanding of the complexities of race and its relationship to social problems. Coverage includes anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health, social work, and sociology.

You can download and save these free articles to your computer, iPad or mobile device:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4288839


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Apr 05 2013

Access to Free Journal Articles about Public Health

Get Free Online Access to Selected Content from the Highly-Cited Public Health Journals
A number of our Public Health journals are listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index®. To celebrate the high-quality content featured in these journals we are giving you free* online access to a selection of highly-cited and top downloaded content. Register for 20 free articles here.

Free Articles from the Gerontology Collection
Routledge is currently offering free online access to about 20 articles from our diverse journals collection in Gerontology. For access, go to: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/access/GSA2012.pdf


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