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Social Work 329 Research: Social Services Abstracts

Library resources & services to assist students taking SW 329. (created Jan, 2010)

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Social Service Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts indexes journals from social work, human services, social welfare, social policy disciplines.

-allows option to limit to peer reviewed journals

Search tips for most databases:

-"use quotes for phrase searching"

-use boolean operator "AND" to narrow search.
 place "AND" between different aspects/terms of search

-use boolean operator "OR" to expand search.
 place "OR" between similar terms

"social work" AND "child abuse"

-to locate research based empirical studies add these keywords (research or study or studies) to one row of search boxes.


"social work" AND "child abuse"


research or study or studies


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