VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Social Work

Database Tools

All major databases offer free accounts that let you save searches, set up search alerts, export citations to Zotero, Endnote, more.

VCU Libraries Discovery Tool

Evaluating Websites

The Logic of Searcing

EBSCO Databases

Many EBSCO databases provide access to social work research, practice, and theory content. This includes:

  • Academic Search Complete

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (nursing/ health care)

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts

  • Education Research Complete

  • LGBT Life

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

  • Social Sciences Abstracts

  • Social Work Abstracts

Each EBSCO database functions in the same way and has similar tools and features.

Search across multiple databases simultaneously

Using Limiters and Fields for better results