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Social Work Research Guide

Overview of how to get started with research and sources for finding basic information.

Research Databases & Other Resources

Since social work is an interdisciplinary field, searching various databases is advisable. This is a selected list of databases available at the UA Libraries. For a comprehensive list of database, visit the A-Z List of Databases.

NOTE: Dissertations and theses are not peer-reviewed publications.

For Unique and Timely Topics, Search for Dissertations/Theses

For a comprehensive/exhaustive literature review:
See what has been done recently--find and review dissertations or theses on your topic to get ideas for future research. 

TIP: when reviewing these works, read the bibliography, literature review, style, methodology, or surveys (often includes full-text of instruments/questionnaires).

Other Evidence-based Practice Resources