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Database Guides: Social Care Online

Information about using the various databases in the A-Z Online Resources,


What is it?

An index to journal articles, websites, research reviews and government documents in the field of social care. It contains the resources and materials previously available from ReSearchWeb.

What is it for?

Use it to find information on all areas of social care including social welfare, fostering and mental health.

How to access it

Choose Social Care Online from the A-Z List of Online Resources.

How to search

See Successful Search Techniques To limit your search to see Scottish material only use the "intermediate search" option and enter Scotland as one topic and enter a second topic, e.g. looked after children.

Full text?

May be available. If you find a reference to a journal article, log into the Portal type the name of the journal e.g.British Journal of Social Work into the library catalogue and check the availability of the journal.

Other useful resources

See the Applied Social ScienceCriminologyDementia or Social Work Subject Research Guides

Further help

PowerPoint user guide

Online tutorial