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Databases for Starting Out
Recommended databases to start with:
Social Work Abstracts
Contains indexing and abstracts from more than 850 social work and human services journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: journal articles, books, book chapters, etc.
The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Use to identify journal articles, book chapters, and books in psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International
Indexes the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general. Publication date coverage: 1972 to present