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?

USC offers access to two large databases with thousands of full-text articles after you graduate, Proquest Research Library and JSTOR. A membership to the Alumni Association is required to access these resources.

This page provides more information about library privileges to alumni: 

https://libraries.usc.edu/locations-and-services/borrowing-privileges#alumni

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.