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Social Work: Core Collection

Library research help for students and Staff in the Department of Social Work

Keyword Searching

There are several ways of searching for journal articles by topic keywords:

  1. Search using keywords in Library Catalogue
  2. Search using keywords in our  Databases
  3. Found something you can't access? Request at  Inter-Library Loan

Keyword Searching 

Examples of Keyword Searches: 

keyword: workplace stress* AND south africa

keyword: abnormal psych

Google Scholar

With Google Scholar you can search across various disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books,  from academic publishers,online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Be sure to link Google Scholar to the UP Libraries to get free access to the library resources. To do this from the Google Scholar homepage, click on Settings in the upper-right corner. Click on "Library Links" on the left. Type in "Pretoria" and then check all the boxes and save. Now your results will link to the library's resources.

How to find articles

Social Work Databases

Journal Alerts

If there is a key journal/s in your research field,it might be helpful to create a journal alerts. When a new issue is out of that publication/Journal you will receive an email notification, with a list of all articles in that issue.

Databases Such as Ebscohost TOC,SCOPUS, do offer that.