Social Work *: Alumni Resources

Randall Information Center | USC School of Social Work

What do I have access to?

There is no remote access to online USC Libraries resources for alumni. But there are some other options to access scholarly sources online. 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

Staying Informed After Graduating

Want to find out more about how to stay informed and current with Social Work research after graduating? Not sure what library access you have after graduation? Check out our Staying Informed in Social Work Practice Guide

Want to stay up to date with professional practice guidelines?  APA Guidelines for Practitioners list a variety of professional practice guidelines in areas such as multicultural practice, child custody evaluations and treatment of LGBTQ clients.

Are you an educator who is looking to provide more accessible, online scholarly materials to your students? Check out Open Textbook Library and Open Social Work Education 

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.