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Social Work Resources

Welcome to the Graduate College of Social Work Research Guide! Within this guide, you will find information and links to Social Work related resources that you may find useful for your classwork and research.

Scholarly Articles

This page provides links to journals where you can find articles and clinical information to help you with your research.

Recommended Resources

Social Work & Related Disciplines Databases

Evidence-Based Practice Databases

Biomedicine Databases

Dissertations & Theses Databases

Clinical Tools

Top Social Work Journals

The journals listed below are the top 5 ranked journals for Social Work based on 5-year impact factors as described in Journal Citation Reports for the subject: 'Social Work'

These journal titles are supplied to give you the opportunity to browse the literature, see samples of work in the field, and give you names to look out for in this subject area.

For any kind of in depth searching, however, you'll want to use a database to search across many journals.

What is a library database?

Your instructor or subject librarian may throw around the term "library database" a lot, but what exactly do they mean? This video from the University of Houston Libraries explains the term and how you can use databases for research.

Transcript available through YouTube.

Remote Access

You can access UH Libraries' online resources from anywhere!

To access online resources (e.g. databases, articles) while off campus, you will be asked to log in with your CourgarNet account. Once you log in, you will be redirected to the online resource you selected. You must be a current student, faculty, or staff.

If you do not know your CougarNet account information, then please contact UIT Support Center at:


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