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University Libraries - Article Databases

Social Work

Top Databases

  • Social Work Abstracts

    Offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals.

  • Social Services Abstracts

    Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral and policy sciences.

  • Encyclopedia of Social Work

    Important reference source in the field.

  • Oxford Bibliographies Online - Social Work

    Bibliography of topics in social work and related disciplines.  Entries have an introduction to the topic before identifying  introductory works, journals, theoretical works and citations to key literature of sub-topics.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • Academic Search Complete

    Covers all subject areas.  Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.

  • Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volumes I and II)

    Streaming video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Searchable collection of reference books and encyclopedias in electronic format. Titles cover arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, science, and social science.

  • PsycINFO

    Premier database for psychology and related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.

  • PsycTESTS

    Contains psychological assessments, primarily unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made available commercially. The assessments include tests, measures, scales, and surveys. All records provide a summary of the assessment and the purpose and history of development. Most records include the testing instrument and link to the peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use.

  • Sage Reference Online

     Includes over 120 handbooks, encyclopedias, and directories primarily in the social sciences.

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present).