Social Work Abstracts
Library Guide Series
- Social Work Abstracts has been produced by the National Association
of Social Workers (NASW) since 1965, and it contains
citations from more than 50,000 articles found in
more than 400 social work and social service journals.
There are also citations to hundreds of social work dissertations.
Many topics are covered, such as, homelessness, AIDS,
child & family welfare, aging, substance abuse, social legislation and public policy,
community organization, child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect,
counseling & treatment therapies, and more social work topics.
- Social Work Abstracts is available to current UT Arlington faculty and
students at this web addresses:
The truncation symbol in Social Work Abstracts is an asterisk
(*). 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 HOMELESS* will search
for both the word HOMELESS and the word HOMELESSNESS.
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:
(HOMELESS* OR RUNAWAY*) AND
(PROGRAM* OR POLIC*)
The first part of this statement will find material about
people without shelter--the homeless or runaways.
The second part will look
for the words "program" or "programs" or "policy" or "policies".
The AND links the two sets together.
This might be an effective
way to look for information about programs or policies to aid
the homeless and runaway population.
John Dillard, MA, MS
- - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Work and Social Sciences Librarian
UT Arlington Library Online
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Last Modified: 2016 January 6th
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