Department for Culture Media and Sport

CASE database

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The CASE database is a unique and comprehensive resource for those working in culture and sport.

It currently holds over 12,000 studies from across the CASE sectors (sport, arts, heritage, museums, galleries, libraries and archives), undertaken internationally and within the UK.

The database acts as a one-stop-shop for research in the culture or sporting fields. It also provides policy makers with access to all available research on a given topic, enabling evidence informed decisions which are based on all published research, minimising the risk of bias. The database was last updated in April 2012 and includes items published up to 31 March 2012. 

You can either visit the open access version of the CASE database, or for the password protected version which contains fuller information, please contact us at

Related reports

A description of the database, and how literature was searched for and included, is provided in the following report.