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Philadelphia Inquirer This link opens in a new window
Search for your community's name in the newspaper to see what issues come up.
Finding Community-Based Agencies
Websites - Social Work Guide
Lists a variety of national social work-related organizations, as well as government websites that provides useful statistics.
The Pennsylvania Health Websites box provides links to state and county organizations dealing with health.
State, national, and international organizations that provide education statistics and information.
Policy Proposal for Community Practice
Finding Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Put phrases into quotation marks, like
"attachment stability" or "public assistance" Try synonyms to bring back different results.
"child care" "public assistance" will bring back different sources than "child care" SNAP. Use "Limit by Source Type" in the middle of the left-hand column to limit your results to academic journals.
Use "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" at the top of the left-hand column.
Prefer using Databases? Try these:
Social Work Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Citations and abstracts, with links to some full text, for journals dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.
(EBSCOhost) SocINDEX with Full Text This link opens in a new window
A comprehensive and high quality sociology research database encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.
(EBSCOhost) AgeLine This link opens in a new window
This database focuses exclusively on issues of aging and the population of people aged 50 years and older for social gerontology research. Resources include journal articles, books, and reports.
Finding Government Reports
Searches only government information - official websites and reports.