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Third Sector Knowledge Portal

The Knowledge Portal is a new destination site for research and information on the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors. It is a free to use online library of downloads and links, collected by TSRC, the Third Sector Research Centre, in partnership with the British Library, and supported by the Big Lottery Fund.  

What is in the Knowledge Portal?

Content is drawn from a wide range of sources reflecting the diversity of the sector, including:

- reports from charities into their own areas of expertise

- research from TSRC

- details of academic journal articles

- government publications and consultations

- links to selected books in the British Library catalogue

Every Portal record is manually indexed using a unique third sector keyword thesaurus, helping to guide users to the research they need.

The Portal, which launched in October 2011, also seeks to preserve ‘knowledge at risk’. As organisations face budget cuts valuable resources and expertise can be lost forever. If you have reports or collections to recommend for inclusion, please get in touch

Who can use the KP?

It is completely free to search the catalogue, and most content is available to download without charge. External sites such as academic journals may require paid subscriptions to download articles. Books held at the British Library can usually be borrowed through your university, organisation or public library.

To get started, please visit the Knowledge Portal at

Further information

Please contact:

Pete Lambert, Knowledge Portal Manager


phone: 0121 414 3012

twitter: @3rdSectorPortal

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