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Social Sciences & Social Work: Key Databases

Selecting key databases

Databases allow you to search for different types of information and they are used to find reliable research about a topic.

Scholarly journal databases sometimes referred to as bibliographic databases, allow you to search through the contents of thousands of journals so you can select useful research articles. Other scholarly sources cover other types of information such as audio visual, newspapers, theses and other content from relevant providers. 

If your research topic is linked to other disciplines you may need to use other databases, e.g. social work research can sometimes be closely aligned to medicine and psychology so an additional list of resources are listed on this page with this in mind.

A full list of subscribed to resources is available via the A-Z Databases page. If you need assistance please get in touch.

Key Journal Databases

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Other Scholarly Sources

More Databases for Social Work