There are many ways to search for theories, including terms like framework, model or approach. Here are a few example search strings:
Social Work is an interdisciplinary field. Consider adding other relevant subject perspectives to your search. You will find more results for your research if you search multiple databases simultaneously.
You can start with Social Work Abstracts. Look for "Choose Databases", which will open a new box enabling you to select other EBSCO databases like SocINDEX, APA PsycInfo, Social Sciences Abstracts, etc. Click OK. EBSCO will now search these databases in one search for you.
With any phrase, use quotation marks to find that exact phrase.
Don't let the jargon scare you! Boolean Operators are the secret to good search strategies. Remember: AND, OR, NOT
Truncation helps you find variations words after the asterisk.
Be flexible and willing to try out various terms, fields, etc. Start without selecting fields and revise as necessary. For example, you may want your theory mentioned anywhere in the article, but you want your population to be the focus of the research. An example is pictured below: