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Social Work Databases
Start your research by searching for your topic in these databases:
Social Work Abstracts
Produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., it contains records from journals on topics such as homelessness, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, and community organization. Updated every six months. 1977- . Limited to 8 simultaneous users.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Look here for articles on macro Social Work practice. SocINDEX with Full Text identifies resources in the field of sociology and related subject areas. It also includes a thesaurus of sociological terms.
Start here when you need to find research in micro Social Work practice or psychotherapy.
PsychiatryOnline (Including the DSM)
Finally, the DSM online! Including all editions, supplements and revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, from the DSM to the DSM5. Includes comparisons to the ICD. Cool textbooks include the Casebook and the Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Also includes Practice Guidelines, 6 journals, and fun assessment tools for self-study.
Indexes articles on all aspects of medicine and health care, published all over the world. Look for articles on equity and justice in health care. After you find an especially appropriate article, click on Related Records to find other articles of interest.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO)