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Social Work & Community Services: Finding Resources
This is a curated list of databases relevant to Social Work and Community Services. To see all databases, please go to the Library's A-Z Databases page.
Library Search is a good place to start searching for information (especially books and journal articles) because it covers multiple databases.
However, you may sometimes need to search individual databases to find specific types of information, or to utilise specialised search options. The boxes below list databases and other specific resources that include content relevant to social work and community services.
If you require further assistance, please see the options on the Library's Need help? page
Primarily Australian content, including peer-reviewed journals and content from government and specialist organisations including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Council of Social Services.
Australian Family & Society Abstracts (FAMILY), produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to, Australian families.
American Psychology Association (APA) database containing citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines. Includes access to the PICO Resource Centre to support PICO-structured searches in OVID.
Predominantly Australian content, including research articles, reports and case studies relevant to the therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health fields, including aged care, mental heath, rehabilitation, child health, nursing and midwifery.