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Library Orientation for Social Work: Finding Journal Articles


  • Choose the right database for what you need. General databases cover a lot of ground, but subject specific databases like Sociological Abstracts, Pubmed, ERIC or PsycInfo might save you time and get you better results.
  • Many databases have a way to limit results to scholarly articles or peer-reviewed articles.
  • Don't limit yourself only to full text articles in your database - let InfoLink find more options for you.

Academic Search Elite

Searching in other databases

After learning about search strategies and techniques in the Academic Search Elite video above, you can use the following videos to learn about specialized databases good for research in fields related to social work. You don't have to watch them all, but choose what interests you.

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