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SOWK 5317: Social Work Research: Finding Articles

Social Work Research

Search Tips

Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching.

AND: veteran* AND "drug abuse"
OR: "disabled children" OR "children with disabilit*"


Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases > "human trafficking"

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

Truncation searches variations of a word. The symbol used is the asterisk *.

COUNSEL* will retrieve: 
counsel, counseling, counselling, counselor, etc.

Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.

Searching for Full Text

If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, follow the steps below:

The example below shows that The Journal of Continuing Higher Education is accessible in print/microform as well as online. The entry also shows coverage dates to indicate which years are accessible. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a useful tool when collecting research information. Settings can be updated to display:

Library Links - FindIt@Txstate
Bibliography Manager - EndNote (refers to Desktop EndNote)