SSKS - Getting Started

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) provides information and tools to support the work of everyone working in social care in Scotland.

SSKS is maintained by the Knowledge Services Group and was developed in partnership with the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

SSKS provides access to around 12 million information and learning resources from more than 100 providers and includes collections of articles, books and journals, guidelines, policy documents, evaluated websites, e-learning courses, portals and community websites.

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All resources on SSKS are free of charge for staff to use, although to get some of the information you will need to sign up for an Athens password.

All social services staff employed in Scotland are eligible for an Athens password. You can sign up for an Athens password here. SSKS have produced a video demonstration to help you in this.

To get direct access to the SSKS search portal without leaving the Hub, visit our research resources section.

For more information on how to get the best out of SSKS go to our research skills section.

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