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SWK 130CDCT Poverty and Social Welfare: Finding Articles

This guide is to accompany Dr.Vafeas' course

Finding Articles

Library databases for Social Work:

1. Academic Search Complete;

  • KU Library's largest multidisciplinary database.
  • Most of the articles are attached to the citations (full-text)
  • Start your research for your term paper here.
  • Limit your search to Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Journals

2. Social Work Abstracts Plus 

  • From the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Contains two separate databases: Social Work Abstracts and The Register of Clinical Social Workers.
  • Social Work Abstracts has journal articles and other scholarly information.
  • The Register of Clinical Social Workers (or NASW Clinical Register) is a directory of clinical social workers in the U.S..

3. SocINDEX with Full Text 

  • Largest journal article database for all the Social Sciences.
  • Includes the artices.
  • If you are not finding what you are looking for in Social Work Abstracts, this is a good next-step.