This page contains links to other collections of archived material which users of the AMSR archive may find it helpful to consult. We expect to add to this collection as we become aware of other resources – suggestions welcome.


UK Polling Report – a summary of the latest polls with useful links to the major polling companies, news sites and political bloggers. The archive goes back to 2005.

Social science research data

The UK data archive – The UK Data Archive, hosted at Essex University, is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand data collections, including the only copy of many of the UK’s large national surveys going back decades, this Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.

The Social Research Association (SRA) is the professional membership body for social researchers. Articles can be downloaded from the SRA journal `Research Matters’ and their online journal `Social Research Practice’.

The Social Market Foundation publishes regular reports which can be downloaded from the website.

NatCen is Britain’s largest independent social research agency. Their publications can be accessed from their website.

Research History

Mark Abrams papers at Churchill College Cambridge – A catalogue one of the founding fathers of market research in Britain

The Mass Observation Archive specialises in material about everyday life
in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation
social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), and newer material collected continuously since 1981 (Mass Observation Project).

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of political social and other history.

Market intelligence

Mintel, short for Market Intelligence, was founded in 1972 and is now a leading market intelligence agency, combining research and competitive intelligence to produce trend reports for a wide range of products and services.

Euromonitor International is a global market intelligence publisher providing market research reports, statistics and online information systems on industries, countries and consumers. Euromonitor Passport accesses more than 115 million internationally standardised statistics.

Media research

The complete series of papers from the Readership Research Symposia, starting from the first one (New Orleans, 1981), are available for download from here. The site gives access to some 30 years of international professional wisdom and experience in measuring print media: magazines, newspapers and increasingly, print media content on the internet.