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Key Social Work Article Databases
Searches selected article databases simultaneously. Databases include Academic Search Premier, PsycINFO, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and Web of Science. Good starting point for undergraduates.
Excellent coverage of multidisciplinary topics in scholarly journals.
Social Work Toolkit
A collection of resources including expert opinions, case studies, book chapters, summary sheets, and audio and video clips.
Social Services Abstracts
Specialist database for social work and social policy. Not included in Discover.
Google’s academic search. Excellent coverage of scholarly journals and good for New Zealand topics.
Other Recommended Social Work Article Databases
Academic Search Premier
Multidisciplinary database of scholarly and popular literature with good coverage of social work topics. Good starting point, particularly for undergraduates.
Index New Zealand
Covers social work and other related disciplines from journals published in New Zealand. Limited direct access to full-text content.
Full-text coverage of most New Zealand newspapers and selected magazines. Also searches Scoop (New Zealand government and other press releases) and Index New Zealand.
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
A good general source of information on Australian and New Zealand topics.
PINI: Pacific Islands News & Information Database
Full-text coverage of selected South Pacific newspapers and magazines. Includes Pacific Scoop (press releases).
Web of Science
Good coverage of scholarly journals in the social sciences.
Specialist database covering the behavioural sciences and mental health aspects of social work practice.
Scholarly international coverage of sociology and related disciplines.
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Last updated on Monday 17 May 2021