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EBSCO Advanced Search Tutorial
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
Social Work: Use these databases to find articles on topics related to Social Work.
Other Recommended Databases
- Choose your topic & isolate potential keywords. Use synonyms.
- Use your textbook & reference sources.
- Determine what types of sources are needed & begin searching.
- Evaluate the quality, quantity & relevance of your sources.
- Be sure to cite any ideas you have used that are not your own.
- Assess your results, & refine as needed.
Before You Search...
- Identify keywords in your topic.
- Choose the best database.
- Use 1-2 words per search box.
- Combine "keyword phrases" with AND.
- Use limiters as needed (dates, scholarly (peer reviewed).
- Evaluate your results by reading abstracts.
- Look at subject terms assigned to a good article to focus search.
- No full text? Use Journal Finder on Journals tab.
- The Cite button will help with footnotes.