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Social Welfare Policy and Services I (19:910:504)

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments

Journal Articles

These databases provide access to articles that are useful for policy history and analysis/evaluation.  Other databases may also be relevant, depending on your topic.  For a more complete collection of the Rutgers Library databases, see this list of databases.

What is a Scholarly Article?

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Using QuickSearch

QuickSearch is the search engine for the library catalog, which contains physical and digital resources like books, articles, videos, and much more. 

Tips and Tricks for Searching Databases and QuickSearch

Here are some tips for using QuickSearch or searching other library databases:

  • Use AND to combine your concepts, e.g., child abuse AND alcohol (AND must be in caps)
  • Use OR to combine synonyms, related terms, e.g., domestic violence OR family violence (OR must be in caps)
  • Parentheses allow complex queries to be layered, e.g., child abuse AND (alcohol OR substance abuse)
  • Use the * (asterik)  to search for the root word and any ending, e.g., parent* will retrieve parent, parents, parenthood, parenting.
  • To search for an exact phrase, place the phrase in quotation marks, e.g., "attachment theory"
  • On  the results list page, on the left-hand side, choose under LIMIT TO "peer-reviewed journals"  and under  RESOURCE TYPE choose  " Articles"
  • Use Advanced Search to limit your search to specific fields, like title, author, or subject  (select Articles from Resource type on the right).
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