Social Work *: Finding Research Materials

Library resources for the social work profession.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Article Databases

The databases below cover more specific subjects. Look at the database descriptions to help you select the best database for your topic. For example, PsycINFO covers mental and behavioral health, and would be good for articles about interventions or depression. Use our A-Z database list to find more databases beyond common social work topics.

Scholarly Journals

Look up the top ranked journals in Social Work according to Web of Science Journal Citation Reports 

In the database, Journal Citation Reports - select Browse Categories. Then select the tab Journal Ranks, and use the filters on the left to select the subject. 

The selected journals below include scholarly, peer-reviewed social work research. You can access other journals on the USC Libraries website by using the Journals search. Under FIND, select Journals.