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What is a peer-reviewed journal?
- A peer-reviewed journal has scholarly articles that have been through a rigorous review process by 3-5 scholars in the field before being published.
- Because these articles have been through this review process, articles in peer-reviewed journals are good sources of evidence-based information.
- Peer-reviewed journals are also known as refereed journals
Welcome to the research guide for Social Work. This guide has library resources, internet resources, online journals, and short tutorials to help you develop your research. Please explore the guide and feel free to share your comments through the feedback form.
American Fact Finder - U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Includes full-text. Viewpoint essays, journals, magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, and more. Controversial Issues. Trouble logging in? Go directly to AVL.
A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
"ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."
GovTrack.us began in 2004 as a project to use technology to make the U.S. Congress more open and accessible. Today we’re the leading non-governmental source of legislative information and statistics.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
A searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers.
Films On Demand
Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational video content into your curriculum or research project. Films on Demand creates a cross-curricular digital library including over 6,000 available titles to fit multi-disciplinary needs.
Social Work Resources
Council on Social Work Education
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education
Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners
The Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners was created to maintain the integrity of the social work profession and to protect the public against dangers arising from attempts of incompetent or unscrupulous persons to practice the profession of social work
National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
The New Social Work Online Magazine
Published quarterly, in January, April, July, and October.
International Social Work
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work, best practice models and the facilitation of international cooperation.
Social Work Access Network
SWAN is a network of social work practitioners, academics, students and social welfare service users united in their concern that social work activity is being undermined by managerialism and marketisation, by the stigmatisation of service users and by welfare cuts and restrictions.
Social Work Search
Social Work Search has been online since 1996 providing a number of free services to the Social Work and related professions. Social Work Search is also the largest online database of Social Work and related field websites.
Information for practice (multiple articles, etc.)
To help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship.