Social Work *: Alumni Access

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Staying Informed After Graduating

Want to find out more about how to stay informed and current with Social Work research after graduating? Check out our Social Work Practice Guide

APA Guidelines for Practitioners

What do I have access to?

In the past, the USC Alumni Association paid for access to ProQuest Research Library, Project MUSE and JSTOR, with a membership to the alumni association. Currently, there is no access to these databases once you graduate. For open access options, please view the resources below. 

For alumni who are residents of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library has access to the database ProQuest, among others: https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/research-and-homework#P

Peer-reviewed Open Access Journals

Open Access means that you don't need a subscription or pay to read the work. So if you need high quality research without paying for articles, start here!

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a reliable source for open access journals on virtually any topic.

A list of open access journals relevant to social work topics are below.