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Social Work Databases

Scholarly Comprehensive, Citations
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Coverage of of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas. Citations from over 1,300 serials ranging from 1980 to the present.
  • ProQuest Social Sciences Databases (formerly Cambridge)
    All of the Social Sciences databases available from Cambridge Scientific (including Social Services Abstracts, PsycInfo, Sociological Abstracts, Criminal Justice Abstracts, and ERIC) searchable at one access point. Results can be broken down by database.
  • Social Work Abstracts
    In Paper located in the Reference Area. Created by the National Association of Social Workers, this index/abstract service provides citations to many journals and dissertations related to social work. The Library holds from 1994 to the present.
    • Location(s): Reference Index HV1 .A21
Other Databases that may have some items in Social Work
  • THOMAS
    The Library of Congress database of U.S. Congressional Bills, Laws, Committee Reports, and debates in the Congressional Record.
  • Lexis-Nexis
    Full text for over 45,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. You will find newspapers, court opinions, statistical tables, congressional documents, and business trade journals. These sources include: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Historical
    Ethnic NewsWatch: A History presents the other sides of the stories on local, national, and international events that changed the course of history across three turbulent decades the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers. Warning: This database has no new content since 1989.
  • Academic Search Premier
    General Index. Strong in the social sciences. Provided by: Electronic Library of Minnesota.
  • JSTOR
    Complete collections of many Sociology, Political Science and African American Studies journals (among other topics). The collections begin as far back as the 1880s and go until five years ago. No current journals.
  • ERIC (ProQuest, formerly CSA)
    Primarily education. Full text ERIC documents from 1993 to the present. Papers presented at the American Sociological Association often included.
  • FirstSearch Complete
    Over 60 different databases available covering all areas of study. Includes: Dissertation Abstracts International, Econlit, PAIS, Social Sciences Index, Index to Legal Periodicals, and others. Access requires password, inquire at Reference Desk.
Internet Links by Subject: Social Work
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Internet Links by Subject: Sociology
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