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Social Work: Find Articles

Guide to library and online social work resources

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Core Article Databases

Search the following databases to locate scholarly journal articles in the field of Social Work.

Additional Databases

Depending on your topic, you may need to search other subject-specific databases. Following are some databases that overlap with Social Work:

Research Tips

Use Google Scholar to search for articles that may not be in the library's databases. Google Scholar searches nearly all publisher websites. 

Note: If you find yourself being prompted to purchase an article, instead request the article through Interlibrary Loan (see instructions from the "Get Full Text of Articles" page.

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Search for Journals

If the full text of an article is not available in the database, here are tips for getting it elsewhere:

  • In the databases, click   to see if the full text is:
    • in another database
    • in Geisel Library's collection
    • or if you can request a copy via Interlibrary Loan.
  • Search the journal's name in Journal Finder to see if we have access to the year/volume/issue you need.
  • For more help, ask a librarian or see the FAQ on finding full text: