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 Search for Information by Major section.
  • Click on Social Work Abstracts. (If you are accessing Social Work Abstracts from off-campus, you will be prompted for your last name and 14-digit barcode from your UNE ID card.)

Steps To A Social Work Abstracts Search:

  • Enter your keyword or phrase and click on Perform Search.
  • Ex. homelessness <Perform Search>
  • Your term is located within article titles, abstracts, and subject headings.
  • Click on Display to view the citations in brief format; click on Complete Reference to view the entire record with abstract. Mark records desired by clicking on the box to the left of each citation within the brief format.
  • Use the Results Manager (at the bottom of the page) to display, email or save your records. To print records choose display, then click the Print button on the browser's toolbar or click Print on the File menu.
  • When available click on Full Text to print out full text articles.
  • Click on Logoff to end your search session.

Searching Tips:

  • Click on Ask A Librarian (at the top of the page) for assistance.
  • Click on More Limits  to limit searches by publication year.
  • Click on Combine Searches  to AND searches together (i.e. narrow); to OR searches together (i.e. broaden).
  • Author, article title and journal title searches may be done by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Use Change Database  to perform your search in a different OVID database.
  • To check journal availability (or Holdings) in print format and/or electronic format, use the Library Catalog on the UNE Library Services homepage.