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Social Services Abstracts and Social Work Abstracts index the scholarship in social work and human services journals.  They each excel in different areas of coverage and indexing, so it is recommend you search in both.

If you aren't finding enough research on your topic, expand your search to other databases in related fields including applied social sciences, family studies, public policy, and sociology, or ask a librarian for additional suggestions specific to your research topic.

  • Social Services Abstracts
    Coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Excels in international subjects, and covers 1980-present.
  • Social Work Abstracts  
    Covers social work, topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more. Produced by NASW, with coverage from 1964-present.
  • ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts  
    An indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.
  • Family Studies Abstracts
    Covers essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • PAIS  
    Global coverage of public affairs and world issues, with an emphasis on issues in the public debate.
  • Sociological Abstracts  
    Sociological Abstracts provides access to the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied.

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    ProQuest Congressional offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (Links to State Legislatures)  Icon
    This database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states.

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