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Social Work Databases by Concentration

social work research help

The following is a list of databases recommended especially for social work research. All students are encouraged to contact the Social Work Library (swlib@bc.edu) with questions.

Health & Mental Health

Cochrane Library (Systematic Reviews)
Medline
PILOTS: a trauma database 
PsycBooks

PsycInfo
Social Services Abstracts
Social Work Abstracts
Counseling & Therapy in Video

   

Social Welfare & Policy

Academic Onefile
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Abstracts
CSA Social Science Databases: a package of cross-searchable social science databases. This is an excellent database to go to if you aren't sure where to start. Recommended for major literature reviews on a subject, or for research that is multi-disciplinary in scope.
EconLit
Left Index
PAIS International
Sociological Abstracts
Social Services Abstracts
Social Work Abstracts
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

         

Multicultural Issues

Academic Onefile
CSA Social Science Databases
Ethnic News Watch

Gender Watch
GLBT Life Full-Text
Hispanic American Periodicals
International Index to Black Periodicals
Sociological Abstracts
Social Services Abstracts
Social Work Abstracts

   

Children, Families, and School Social Work

ERIC: an education database
PILOTS: a trauma database
PsycInfo
Social Services Abstracts
Social Work Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts

Older Adults & Families

Ageline
PsycInfo
Social Services Abstracts
Social Work Abstracts

      

Dissertations Online

ProQuest Digital Dissertations

   

Global Practice

Academic Onefile
Applied Social Sciences Index (ASSIA)
CSA Social Science Database
PAIS International
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

   

News Sources

Facts.com
Left Index
LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis State Capital
Massachusetts Newstand