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Social Work: Databases

Starting points for research

Databases are useful resources to search for good quality subject-specific research and find journal articles on a topic. Here are some useful subject databases. Unless otherwise specified, you will need your Single Sign On username and password (the same as for MyDMU and email) to access them within and outside the university.

Further research

These are some more databases that you may find useful in your research. Some have broad coverage of the social sciences, whereas others focus on specific topics relevant to Social Work. Further information on coverage is provided with each database.

Lecturer Recommended Journals

Why use journals?



Use journals to find:

  • useful information, research and discussions
  • different view points from different authors
  • current information as journals are published quicker than books.

Help searching by topic

These guides below cover basic through to advanced search techniques.

This guide will walk you through a literature search and review.

These guides will introduce you to advanced ways of searching.

Useful Journals by Subject

To find all journals, use the Publication Finder (available from the library homepage under the search bar) 

Lists of Peer Reviewed Journals: