SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL WORK
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|Full length journal, magazine and newspaper articles can be found in our online article collections.
If a book or article cannot be found in PVAMU's resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item.
|Use the online catalog (https://voyager-pv.tamu.edu/) to locate books in the library. You might want to start with general subject terms such as:
Dictionary of sociology
Domestic violence and child abuse sourcebook
Education and sociology; an encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of disability
Encyclopedia of drugs, alcohol and addictive behavior
Encyclopedia of homelessness
Encyclopedia of juvenile justice
Encyclopedia of social theory
Encyclopedia of social welfare history in North America
Encyclopedia of social work
Encyclopedia of sociology
Encyclopedia of world poverty
Key contemporary concepts: from abjection to Zeno’s paradox
Poverty in the United States: an encyclopedia of history, politics, and policy
Social science reference sources
Social science resources in an electronic age
Social trends and indicators
World of sociology
|Selected Print Social Work Journals|
Abstracts for Social Workers
|Social Work Databases|
ProQuest including ProQuest Social Science Journals
ProQuest Social Science Journals™ provides access to a variety of scientific journals, including over 510 titles, with more than 280 available in full text. Note that ProQuest defaults to searching all the databases it has, so any basic search will also include this Social Science Database. This is a comprehensive database that indexes the print journals Prairie View has, plus many more.
EBSCOHost lets researchers pick among the best of many subject-oriented databases, including:
Academic Search Complete (997 “Social Work” titles) is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5.3 thousand full-text periodicals (including 4 thousand peer-reviewed journals), indexing and abstracts for over 9.3 thousand journals, and a total of 10.9 thousand publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865.
CINAHL (171 “Social Work” titles) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,857 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains records dating back to 1982, with complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. Full text material includes 60 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, clinical trials.
PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains over 100 thousand articles from 59 journals - 48 published by APA and 11 from allied organizations. Coverage spans 1894 to present.
PsycINFO, also from the APA, contains citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, from the 1800’s to date. Journal coverage (97% peer-reviewed) spans 1887-date and includes international material selected from over 2 thousand periodicals in more than 25 languages.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (197 “Social Work” titles) covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO and updated daily.
Science & Technology Collection (20 “Social Work” titles) contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community and also offers indexing and abstracts for almost 2 thousand publications.
SocINDEX with Full Text (888 “Social Work” titles) is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology and social work research database. It features almost 2 thousand records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. It has full text for 397 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1908, and 150 "priority" coverage journals and also includes full text for over 720 books and monographs, and full text for 6,743 conference papers.
TOPICsearch allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch has full text for 140 thousand articles from almost 5 thousand diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. This database provides full text for 1,550 publications and indexing and abstracts for 1,650 journals.
Wilson OmniFile by Wilson has 21 journal titles in the field of Social Work. “Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text.”
Families in Society
This online journal “is the oldest and one of the most respected journals in North America on social work and related social and human services. It's been in publication since 1920 and has had four titles: The Family (1920-1946), The Journal of Social Casework (1947-1949), Social Casework (1950-1989), and Families in Society (1990 to present). FIS is a core* social work journal that serves social workers and related professionals in direct practice, management, supervision, education, research, and policy and planning.”
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“The Center for Social Work Research (CSWR) furnishes an interdisciplinary environment facilitating scientifically rigorous research endeavors with the aim of building knowledge about the human condition, social issues, and service delivery systems in order to promote social and economic justice, to advance theory, and to enhance education and practice.”
A non-partisan group that analyzes government policy affecting low income people. Full text of reports, including the archive back to 1996.
A website devoted to promoting their mission of educating the public about issues confronting children. Contains many reports about parenting and children's issues. One publication of particular note is the "Children in the States" data book. This document supplements federal government data to portray various aspects of children's well-being: health and health care, educational achievement, economic status, family structure, and others.
“Data topics include, census data, economic data, health data, income and unemployment data, population data, labor data, cancer data, crime and transportation data, family dynamics, vital statistics data.”
A good start for free online social work journals. “The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.”
Again, one of those sites you’ve never heard of. This is Google, except it only looks at websites from either the government or education sector. It searches on all government levels; federal, state and local.
ATIS provides information about federally-approved treatment guidelines for HIV and AIDS. This site is useful for the practitioner and the general researcher.
This site was started by and is maintained by graduate students in Library Science. Great place to start looking for reference materials for social work. It contains links to the best reference and information sources, with short descriptions under them. Under ‘subject collections’ on the left side of the page, click ‘social science’ and then follow the links.
“INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.” Click on ‘social sciences and the humanities’ to find information on social work.
Provides information on the various types of learning disabilities. Its audience is parents, teachers and children..
Put out by the NYU School of Social Work, their mission is to “help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship.”
Claims to be “the largest medical and bioscience information resource and reference site on the Internet, which provides access to medical and bioscience journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with over 35 thousand active links.”
With over 150,000 members, it is the “largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world”
Provides information about mental health for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.
Put out by Trinity University in San Antonio, this pathfinder is a great resource for methods, statistics and guides for writing research papers. Knowing that different fields require different citation and format styles, this site is going to be more useful to you for the links than you may realize.
"...NASW/Texas is a professional membership association that advocates for social workers, advances the profession of social work, and promotes sound public policy that is designed to ensure that human needs are met."
One of those sites you might not think about for social work until someone points it out. This is a rich site for information on statistics, provided in tables, or you can create your own maps with statistical information.
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