Social Work Abstracts Database

Your key to the social work journal literature is the Social Work Abstracts database.

What Is Social Work Abstracts?

The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, contains indexing, abstracting and some full text from social work and other related journals from 1977 to the present. It covers topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization and much more.

Log-On Instructions:

  • At the UNE Library Services homepage select Social Work from the Library Services list in center of page
  • Click on Social Work Abstracts, if you are accessing Social Work Abstracts from off-campus, you will be prompted for your username and password

Steps to a Social Work Abstracts Search:

  • Enter your keyword or phrase and Search
  • Ex. homelessness <Search>
  • Your term is located within article titles, abstracts, and subject headings
  • In the results list, click article title to view the full record with abstract
  • Mark records desired by clicking on the folder icon to the right of each citation within the results list; click Folder View to see selected records and to print, save or email those records
  • View and print any available full text articles by clicking PDF Full Text, Linked Full Text, or Check for Full Text

Searching Tips:

  • Click on Help for assistance
  • Use AND to narrow a search. (Ex. homelessness AND substance abuse)
  • Use OR to broaden a search. (Ex. homelessness OR shelters)
  • ​To narrow search results, use Refine Results menu on the left side of results list, or click Advanced to see full Search Options. (Ex. limit  to Scholarly (Peer-reviewed) Journals)
  • If there is no link to the Full Text, check journal availability by using the Full Text Journals search box from UNE Library Services homepage under E-Resources tab. If the journal is not available, use Interlibrary Loan to request the article, from library homepage under Borrowing - ILLiad

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