Each month, one of our Subject Librarians chooses an electronic resource which they feel will be of interest to you.
September’s Resource of the Month has been selected by Andy Kernot, Subject Consultant for Geography, Social Policy & Intervention, Public Policy, and Internet Studies.
Andy’s choice is Overton. It was chosen because it provides access to the world’s largest searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers.
Overton is a database of policy documents and the relationships between them and provides access to policy documents from governments and official bodies as well as from IGOs, some NGOs and think tanks. The database provides access to over 9 million full text policy documents and guidelines from more than 29,000 organisations in 188 countries. Overton extract topics, subject areas, authors, citations, and other metadata from each document, and helps users track the influence of research on government policy, both locally and internationally.