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Social Work: Databases

A general guide to starting research in the area of Social Work.

Social Work is an interdisciplinary field, integrating sociology, psychology, public health, family studies, and more. We do not have any databases that are solely targeted to social work, but rather several that touch on relevant topics.

Remember that using the WorldCat Discovery search (either at that link or the search bar below) enables you to search many databases simultaneously -- you can always narrow down your subject from the results page.

Search Tips

Quick Steps to Locate Journal Articles on a subject

  • Use a database (electronic index)
  • Start with a broad subject
  • Use Boolean Operators (And, Or , Not) to narrow the search
  • If you find the perfect article, locate the subject headings/descriptors then search by them, or use the find more like this feature
  • Remember to refine by dates and/or peer review

Multidisciplinary Databases

Vocational Databases

Social Work Databases

  • Search these databases individually in order to narrow your results to a targeted field.
  • The library's full list of available databases is available on our Databases A-Z page.
  • We also have a list of helpful Database FAQs.