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Social Work: Find Articles

Social Work Article Databases

Use the following databases to find articles.  If you need help using the databases see the Guides & Tutorials tab.‚Äč For a complete list databases related to Social Work, go to the full list of Social Work resources. For a complete list of all of the Library's article databases, go to the A-Z List of Databases.

Google Scholar

Another resource you can use to find scholarly sources is Google Scholar. It primarily finds scholarly journal articles, but also finds books, book chapters, dissertations, and other sources published by academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites.

On the UW-Whitewater campus, Google Scholar is set up to automatically interact with Find It, which is also available in most library databases when the full text of a particular article is not available right there. However, Find It does not show up for every citation that appears in Google Scholar. If no Find It link appears, try the Journal Search to see whether and where we have a particular journal, magazine or newspaper.

To set up the Find It/Google Scholar interactivity on your personal desktop computer, laptop, tablet, etc. follow these instructions:

  • Go to Google Scholar
  • Click the three bars in the upper left corner
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Library Links
  • Type UW-Whitewater in the textbox
  • Click on magnifying glass button
  • Click in the checkbox preceding UW-Whitewater - Find It@UW-Whitewater
  • At this point, you may also wish to set up a relationship with Open WorldCat - Library Search. This would help you determine which libraries hold a particular book or dissertation.

Find the Full Text

journal articlesMost databases have some full text articles in addition to article citations. When an article is not available in that database, use Find It button Find It to determine whether and where Andersen Library has a specific article, and order it if necessary.

In Research@UWW, go to the View It section to view articles online or Get It to see if the article is physically in the Andersen Library. If it is not, you may choose to order the article using ILLiad, which will appear in the Get It area.

If you are not in a database or Research@UWW, use the Journal Search (also on the library's homepage) to determine whether and where the Library has a particular periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper, etc.), then search the periodical for the desired article.

How? Check out the How to Use Find It and the Journal Search guide.

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Off-Campus Access

Databases and the full text content they contain can be accessed both on and off-campus. When off-campus, you'll be prompted to log into the proxy server with your UW-W Net-ID and password (same as you use to access UW-W e-mail and Canvas courses). If you have issues with logging in to the proxy server, please check our Troubleshooting page for known issues.

Research@UWW can also be accessed both on and off-campus. It does not require that you sign in, however, you will want to do so anyway as it allows you to then access more full text and use UW Request seamlessly.