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Social Work Library Guide: Articles/Research Databases

Best Databases for Finding Articles

Article Searching Basics

The above databases are good places to look for social work-related articles. The first two are the most narrowly focused, while the following three cover a variety of related social science disciplines. Most databases contain a mix of peer-reviewed/scholarly articles and popular articles. Keep these tips in mind when searching:

  • AND returns results containing all terms: children AND abuse
  • OR returns results with either term:  drugs OR alcohol
  • Quotation marks " " return results using that specific phrase: "foster care"
  • Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: child* [finds child, children, childhood, etc ...]

To see all UNR databases: A-Z Database List

SW 740 (2015 - SVARE)

Subject Guide

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