Social Work: Articles/Databases

A selection of excellent Social Work resources to help you with your studies.

Finding Journal Articles

There are three main ways to find the articles you need:

  • Search Ara Library databases for articles on your subject. 

(Use this method if you need to find your own articles for an assignment).

Find an article in a database [PDF] [Video]

  • Look for a particular article from a recommended reading list.

(Use this method if you already have a reading list with the details of an article, e.g. author, article title and Journal title).

Find an article in my reading list [PDF] [Video]

  • Use Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases

(Use this method to find open access scholarly articles as well as articles in some Ara databases).

Using Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases [PDF] [Video]

Social Work Journals @ Ara Library

Recommended databases

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.

Guides to using Ara Databases

  • Find an article in a database (EBSCO) [PDF] [Video]
  • Find a Standard in Standards New Zealand database [PDF][Video]
  • Using Gale Academic OneFile database [PDF]
  • Using eTV [PDF]
  • Using Proquest Central database [PDF]
  • Using Joanna Briggs database [Video]
  • Using Ovid nursing database [PDF] 
  • Using Science Direct database [PDF]
  • Using LinkedIn Learning [PDF]
  • What is a peer-reviewed article [PDF]
  • Using Google Scholar and more [PDF]
  • What are primary and secondary sources [PDF]
  • Troubleshooting access to databases [PDF]