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Resources Guide for Social Work

Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.

Provides access to transcripts of therapy sessions, diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs.

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Collection of online video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Includes video of counseling session demonstrations, consultations, lectures, presentations, and interviews.

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Need something special? One of the electronic resources available through the University of Oklahoma Libraries may help. A list of full-text journal titles included in each one is also provided. You may need to log in to access the list.

Newspapers, magazines, and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Some full text available.

Evaluates journals using citation data from science and social science journals included in Web of Science.

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Full-text online access to back issues (no content newer than 3-5 years old) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

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Contains full-text reviews for test products in psychology, education, business and leadership. In addition, it provides a bibliography to all known commercially available English-language tests currently in print.

Link to OU-Tulsa's online catalog of locally-held books, journals, maps, and visual materials. Links to electronic materials available through the University Libraries in Norman.


Citations of articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in psychology and related social and behavioral sciences. Sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Links to full-text articles in other databases, including 56 journals published by the APA and Canadian Psychological Association.

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Indexes 450 journals in all areas of social work, including theory, practice, areas of service, social issues and problems. Citations back to 1966. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers.

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

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Vogt, 2nd ed. (1999) Gives readers of research in the social and behavioral sciences an easy-to-use reference work for statistical concepts and methodological terms. also enables people to be informed consumers and critical readers of research works that otherwise might be inaccessible to them. As always, every definition is “nontechnical.” This means that definitions are written in ordinary English whenever possible, and they contain no formulas.

Mapp, SC (2008) An introduction to international social work. Addresses difficult topics such as healthcare, violence against worm, war and conflict, and forced labor in a way that encourages students to think critically, research the issues, and become involved.

Sills, DL 2nd ed. (2008) Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world. Includes fields that are emerging and maturing; highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research.

Cree, V. (2007) Presents social work from the perspectives of clients, practitioners, and caregivers. A range of people were invited to take stock of how social work is currently being done, and what should be taken into the future.

An interdisciplinary forum disseminating original research, information and technical innovations on child abuse and neglect. Fields represented include: Law, Social Work, Law Enforcement, Child Protection, Medicine, Psychology, Research, and Prevention.

Mandatory reading for all professionals who work with families, including: family practitioners, educators, marriage and family therapists, researchers, and social policy specialists. Content emphasizes family research with implications for intervention, education, and public policy; publishing original, innovative and interdisciplinary works with specific recommendations for practice.

Dozens of full-text electronic journals of use to Social Work students.

Dedicated to improving practice and advancing knowledge in social work and social welfare. Articles yield new insights into established practices, evaluate new techniques and research, examine current social problems, and bring critical analysis to bear on problems in the profession.

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