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Social Work: Finding Articles

A Social Work Guide for students at The University of South Wales

FINDING ARTICLES

We have access to many thousands of e-journals and print journals.

Searching for a specific journal title?
1. Go to FINDit. Select the Find Journal link.

2. Search here for the title of the journal e.g. American History.

Searching for a specific journal article or generally for a topic?
1. Go to FINDit. Select the Article Search tab.
2. Search here for the title of the article e.g. 'The broken hexagon: French nuclear culture between Empire and Cold War'. 

KEY DATABASES

Community Care Inform: the Online Resource for Child Social Workers This contains expert-written, practice-related information including: case studies, guidance to key legislation, expert articles and practice guides. 

PsycINFO This covers disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacology and social work.

ASSIA An indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology and sociology.

Proquest Psychology Journals

Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 650 titles, with over 540 titles available in full-text.  It encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. 

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Google Scholar is a great way of searching for information and is a useful supplement to database searches. More information can be found on our Help page.

FINDit

ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB

NEWSPAPERS

Search the archives of UK national and local newspapers by using any of the following resources:

LexisLibrary
European Newsstream (formerly UK Newsstand)

BoB - On Demand TV & Radio for Education (Learning on Screen)

BoB is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education that lets you record and view TV and radio online from over 65 free-to-air channels including an archive of over 2 million programmes. View on campus or at home (UK only).

  • Record TV and radio quickly and simply
  • View Over 1 million programmes available in the archive
  • Create clips to use in lectures or send to students
  • Save playlists of your favourite broadcasts and series
  • Never miss a programme with a buffer of 30 days