Summer 2014, SSW Literature Review Strategies
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Use these sources to find background information about your topic and bibliographies to help you get started with your research.
Encyclopedia of Social Work (4 vols.)
Call Number: Ref HV35 .S6
Five College Catalog
Look for and request books in local libraries
Look for books worldwide and request them through Interlibrary loan
- PsycINFO [EBSCO] 1887+
Worldwide coverage of 1300+ journals, books and dissertations in behavioral sciences, psychology, mental health, medicine, etc.
- Social Work Abstracts [EBSCO] 1965+
Produced by the National Association of Social Workers; Provides indexing and abstracts of over 850 social work and human services journals dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.
- PEP-Web: Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing [PEP Interface] (excludes current and previous 3 years)
Indexes articles from major psychoanalytic journals with full-text coverage excluding the current and previous 3 years. Includes Freud's Complete Psychological Works, his correspondence with five major psychoanalysts, and 23 classic psychoanalytic books.
- LexisNexis Academic (Coverage varies by title)
Coverage varies by title; Includes a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information. Includes federal and state laws and cases.
- Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites
- Social Work Subject Guide
[Smith College Libraries]
Find more suggested article databases and other resources. NOTE: The Special Topics tab covers resources on Evidence-Based Practice.
Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned in the Five Colleges and journal articles not owned by Smith.