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Social Work Databases
Start your research by searching for your topic in these databases:
Social Work Abstracts This link opens in a new window
When you want the Social Work perspective.
SocINDEX with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Research on people and groups in the context of society. Its "subject terms" can help you develop your search terms.
PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
Research on individual, group, and family therapy. Perspective is more on the individual, but does include research on individuals in society.Its thesaurus can help you choose subject terms.
PTSDpubs This link opens in a new window
Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, includes research on war-related trauma, military families, and trauma in general.
PsychiatryOnline (Including the DSM) This link opens in a new window
Access to the DSM 5 online and all the previous DSMs as well. Includes comparisons to the ICD.
Scopus This link opens in a new window
Scopus includes all disciplines, Helps you follow the scholarly discussion buy linking related and more recent articles.
Sage Research Methods Foundations This link opens in a new window
This database is the perfect companion for novice researchers. It provides bite-size, introductory overviews to all the major methods topics written by a renowned roster of methods experts, to help get you on your way. These accessible entries can help you get to the heart of the concept before you dig deeper into books or journal articles.
Translating Your Question into Database Language
Subject: Database's vocabulary (different for each database)
Keyword: Your vocabulary
LImiters: Special to each database ("Age Group" below)
Databases use a grammar of AND, OR, AND NOT -- a language of mathematics. No prepositions, verbs, determiners, affixes -- anything you learned in English or human language classes.