ESRC Shaping Society


The ESRC site has (fully retrievable) detailed overview and info about all research and results. Quite relevant to PS studies, its overall material features a good updating rate


This project is led by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), a UK major research funding and training agency


The ESRC database offers detailed reports for a wide range of research activities. Items info can be retrieved in various formats; other resource providers offers access to many different kinds of records

Information density

The ESRC database is limited to ESRC funded research and provides records concerning the scientific production of this institution. The overall material retrievable through the provided links is instead much broader

Content Pertinence to Political Science

The ESRC focus on issues mostly related to business, public sector and government and is organized in several subdisciplines -- all quite relevant to PS studies

Updating Rate

Usually research reports are updated each month, while other sections have a more frequent rate (mostly weekly)