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Social Work: Databases

Research guide for social work.

Databases for scholarly articles (use these first!)

Clinical, medical, & health databases

Legal & government resources

If you're looking for U.S. laws or government information about social and civil topics involving human rights, social justice, social welfare, and related topics, you might consider these resources. To use effectively, you'll often need to know which law(s), case(s), and/or publication(s) you're looking for.

Understanding Journal Articles

Tutorials for Social Work Databases

Note: EBSCO tutorials pertain to Social Work Abstracts, PsycINFO, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection databases.

Are all articles full-text online?

Many journal articles to which UK Libraries has access are available to you full-text online in .PDF format.

However, sometimes you may encounter a bibliographic record for an article to which we do not have access. When this happens, you can request that we get the article from another library using Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

If you have questions about or need assistance with ILL, please contact them.

ILL contact info:

Borrowing: (859) 218-1880
Lending: (859) 218-2049
Document Delivery: (859) 218-1203
Fax: (859) 257-0502
Email: ILLBorrowing@uky.edu

Using the View Now Button

The Using the View Now Button animation explains what this button is and how to use it when you come across it in library databases.

Social Sciences Librarian

Finding a Known Item