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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for Social Work. For more, see the Social Work Subject Guide.

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for Social Work. For more, see the Social Work Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Family Studies Abstracts (Steely Reference):
    Citations to journal articles in family studies: 1979-1998. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • psycARTICLES:
    Scholarly articles from 100+ APA psychology journals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection:
    For comprehensive research in psychology and behavioral sciences. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • psycINFO:
    Extensive index for psychology, behavioral and social sciences. Citation only; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Social Services Abstracts:
    Research social work, policy, and welfare. Citation only; ( + )
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    Index to social work journal articles, 1965-present. Citation only; ( + )
  • Social Work Abstracts (Steely Reference):
    Index to professional social work journals 1994-2003. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Sociological Abstracts:
    The definitive sociology research database. Citation only; ( + )
  • Sociological Collection:
    For sociology and social work research. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Women's Studies Abstracts (Steely Reference):
    Access to Women's Studies journal articles, 1977 - . Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )