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SWRK 440 - Social Work Research Methods: Find Articles

Research Databases

Databases below contain full-text articles for your research papers. For most topics we recommend beginning with Academic Search Premier, then you can broaden your search to include other subject-related databases, such as SocIndex with Full Text, PsycInfo, Education Research Complete, and CINAHL with Full Text.

NOTE: When accessing databases from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your MyGFU log in. 

Sample Database Searches

The searches below represent sample searches that were conducted on two different topics.

Key Search Terms

A sample of possible search terms is below:


Social work

Social workers

Social services

Child welfare

Public welfare

Community health care

Educational attainment

Academic achievement

Academic performance

Parent-Child relations

Community development

Juvenile delinquency

Restorative justice