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Finding Articles: Getting Started

Journals are the main source for original research and analysis in social work and many other subjects. If you have never used journals, these guides may help you learn how to get started.

  Social Work Journals

Follow the first link below to see a list of Social Sciences journals, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals at UHD Library. Scroll down to find journals supporting research in Social Welfare & Social Work.

      Other Places to Start Your Research

For some topics, you may want to explore research or news from other fields of study.

Use these library guides to quickly find the best databases in each field:

  Article Databases for Social Work

Use databases to search many journals at one time. You may want to select the  "full text" or "scholarly journals" options with some databases.  


  • LibSearch  Icon  Icon
    One search for most articles, books, and videos in UHD Library collections.
  • Social Work Abstracts  Icon  Icon
    An index of journals, books, and dissertations in social work and related fields.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text  Icon  Icon
    An index of journals and books in sociology, social work, and criminology.
  • PsycINFO  Icon  Icon
    A comprehensive database of psychological literature, as well as related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education and other areas. It indexes over 1800 journals, English language books and book chapters, dissertations and technical reports. Many articles include links to their full text. (Some full-text)
  • PsycARTICLES  Icon  Icon
    Scholarly journals from the American Psychological Association and other publishers in psychology. (Full-text)
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection  Icon  Icon
    Scholarly journals in psychology. This content is also available in PsycINFO.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multi-disciplinary database of journals, magazines, and books. (Some full-text)
  • SAGE Journals Online  Icon  Icon
    Search a collection of top journals in communications, criminology, education, health, management, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • CQ Researcher  Icon
    Reports on "hot" topics with detailed analysis and opposing viewpoints.
  • Gender Studies Database  
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    Covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. This database includes more than 869,000 records with coverage spanning from 1972 and earlier to present.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text  
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    Full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 250 full-text monographs and books.
  • MEDLINE with Full Text  Icon  Icon
    An index of medicine and the biosciences.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  
    Editorials, news, statistics, multimedia, and web sites on controversial topics.
  • Periodicals Archive Online  Icon
    Articles from over 550 periodicals in the social sciences and humanities from 1665 - 2000.
  • Journal Citation Reports  Icon
    Find citation impact factors for journals in the sciences and the social sciences. Impact factors are used to compare the influence of journals within a particular field of study.
  • Web of Science  
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    Provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities from 1900 to present.

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