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Social Work: Finding Articles and Videos

Using the Library Quick Find to Begin a Search

You can start searching for articles and videos using Quick Find. You will retrieve articles, books, videos, and more. You can limit your results to only articles (or only peer-reviewed articles) or only videos if you prefer.

Social Work Database "Best Bets"

Links for key databases and search tools for finding social work/social services focused articles, videos and research.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Discipline Specific Databases

Useful databases & search tools for topics linked to other disciplines. For example, health sciences, education, and sociology.

Obtaining a Known Journal Article

Here are ways you can obtain the full text of an article:

  • Usually, the article can be found by entering the title in Quick Find, in Simple Search mode.
  • In Quick Find, you can click on e-Journal Titles and enter the title of the journal or the ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). If the title of the journal appears, follow the Online access link and then use the article's bibliographic information (year, volume, issue) to find it.
  • You can look up the journal by the title of the journal in Quick Find, in Advanced Search mode. When you do the search, set the Material Type to Journals. If the title of the journal appears, follow the Online access link to access the journal; or, for an older issue, you might see a call number for the print journal.
  • If the library doesn't have the journal, or doesn't have the issue that you need, you can order the article through Interlibrary Loan.