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SOWK 380 - Social Work Research: Articles

Sources and guides for undergraduate students doing research in Social Work

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)

How questions are translated into database language using keywords, subject terms, and special limiters

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.

Social Work Databases

Start your research by searching for your topic in these databases:

Sage Research Methods Foundations

Reading & Research

CLICsearch at St Thomas

LibrarySearch - Audio search