UC eLinks and Citation Linker
Sometimes the database you search doesn't link to the fulltext -- it only gives the citation. Click the button to see if Berkeley has it online, and if not, it will check for a print version. And if we don't have it at all, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.
What if there isn't a button??? Sometimes you find an article in a bibliography, a book or a footnote -- and you want to see if we have it. The Citation Linker searches through our online databases to see if it's available fulltext. If not, it sets up a search for the paper journal in Melvyl. And if we don't have it at Berkeley, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.
We have hundreds of research databases which help you find articles (and more) on a wide variety of topics. They are organized according to academic discipline, by name, or by type of database (dissertations, e-books, etc.)
Core resources for Social Welfare:
Social Services Abstracts
Indexes journals in social work, human services, and social policy.
Core database in psychology, also includes social work.
Social Work Abstracts
Indexes hundreds of journals related to social work on a wide range of topics.
Core database in sociology, many overlaps with social welfare.
Access to citations from MEDLINE and other journals in the field of medicine -- includes psychiatry, geriatrics, public health,etc.
Interested in Social Work in the schools, or the overlap with Education? ERIC is a key source for education research and practice.
Academic Search Complete
Social Work research is often interdisciplinary, and this can be a good place to search. Includes many fulltext articles.
Family and Society Studies Worldwide
International social science research about the family and society.
Indexes all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events. From the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.