Distance learning support
This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Social Work
For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with. Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Social Work:
fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery
Using CINAHL/MeSH Subject Headings
• The Cochrane Library
• Google Scholar
• NIHR Journals Library
The NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Journals Library provides full publication and open access to an extensive body of health research. It comprises a suite of five programme-specific journal series, published online, which are fully searchable and provide a comprehensive record of work funded by these NIHR programmes.
PubMed comprises millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites
A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.
• TRIP Database
The TRIP Database is a clinical search engine designed to allow clinicians to quickly find answers to their clinical questions using the best available evidence. The TRIP Database started in 1997 as a result of the work of the founders in answering clinical questions. They recognised that searching multiple websites separately for relevant information was time-consuming. The creation of the TRIP Database allowed the simultaneous searching of multiple sites, hence speeding up the question answering process
• Web of Science
Additional access instructions:
For off campus access use this link
• Care Knowledge
CareKnowledge keeps you up to date with social care information that covers all relevant policy, research and practice materials published in the UK. Search across a range of material including Journals and Books Research Documents and Policy Papers.
• Community Care Inform Adults
This online resource has been built with and for social workers and other professionals who work with children, young people and their families. The overall aim of the site is to improve standards of practice by equipping practitioners with the information they need to confidently make informed decisions and assessments; stay on top of the latest guidance, good practice, research, legislation and case law; and to actively expand their knowledge base by learning through case work.
• Community Care Inform Children
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