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Social Work: Finding Articles

How to Find Articles

In order to find articles, first go to the LWLC homepage and select "Databases by Subject" in the blue box on the lower left hand portion of the page. Next, select the subject you're wanting to research such as "Law/Legal" (for Criminal Justice). Finally, a new page will open with a list of databases relevant to that topic. 

Recommended Databases

Journals Related to Social Work

These journals cover a variety of disciplines within social work and the proposed concentrations. Many of these journals are available in both print and online, so be sure to check with the LWLC for further information.


American anthropologist

American journal of psychology

American journal of sociology

American journal on intellectual and development disabilities

American sociological review

American speaker

Briefings a on the joint commission

Child & adolescent social work journal

Child development (includes Child development perspectives)

Clinical gerontologist

Corrections today

Crime & delinquency

Crime & justice international

Criminal justice behavior


Du Bois review: social science research on race

Family relations


Health & social work

Human service organization

Joint commission journal on quality and patient safety

Journal for specialists in group work

Journal of aging and social policy

Journal of applied behavior analysis

Journal of baccalaureate social work

Journal of black psychology

Journal of criminal justice

Journal of ethnic & cultural diversity in social work

Journal of family social work

Journal of general psychology

Journal of marriage and the family (inc. Family matters)

Journal of nervous and mental diseases

Journal of psychology

Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment

Journal of studies on alcohol and drug use (use, supplements)

Journal of teaching in social work

Monographs of the society of research in child development (c/w Child development)

O: the Oprah Magazine


Organizational behavior and human decision processes

On the line


Police chief

Public opinion quarterly

Rural sociology

Research on social work practice

Slavery & abolition: A journal of empowering comparative studies

Social science quarterly

Social work

Social work education reporter

Social work in health care

Social work research

Social work with groups

Systems research & behavioral science (SBRS)

Teaching sociology

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