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Social Welfare Policy and Services I (19:910:504): Policy Analysis-Scholarly Articles

A research guide for SWPS1 assignments, Fall 2019

Journal Articles

These databases provide access to articles that are useful for policy history and analysis/evaluation.  Other databases may als be relevant, depending on your topic, e.g.,ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Criminal Justice Abstracts, etc.  For a more complete list, see this page

(a) Is the article scholarly?

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Tips for Using Quicksearch to Find Scholarly Articles

  • 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".
  • See also Refining Results
  • Use Advanced Search to limit your search to specific fields, like title, author, or subject  (select Articles from Resource type on the right).

Newspaper Databases

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