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SLWK 603: Social Work and Social Justice

Choosing the Right Database

Databases vary in size, scope, and substantive content so it is a good idea to search more than one database. For instance, if you are interested in the psychological consequences of racism, try both PsycINFO and Sociological Abstracts.

Social Work Abstracts is small in comparison to many other databases; if you are interested in discrimination against lesbians, the LGBT Life database will generate far more articles than Social Work Abstracts.

Suggested Databases

NOTE: All these databases can also be accessed from Databases A-Z on the Libraries homepage.

Other Relevant Databases