Social Services Abstracts
Library Guide Series
- Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human
services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts
and indexes journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
Social Services Abstracts is updated monthly, and contains more than 80,000 records, many of these are full text online.
- Social Services Abstracts
is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students at this webaddresses:
A truncation symbol in Social Services Abstracts
is an asterisk
(*), and when this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command abus* will search
for both the word abuse, abused, and abusing.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(child* or adoles* or teen* or juven*)
and (policy or policies)
The first part of this statement will find material about
children or adolescents, teens or juveniles.
The second part will look
for the words "policy" or "policies".
then links the first set with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for polices dealing with children's issues.
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Last Modified: 2015 August 20
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