Social Work

Recommended Databases

  • Continuously updated version of the Encyclopedia of Social Work.

  • Indexes and abstracts journal articles and book chapters in the field of psychology, 1887 to present. Has links to the full text of PsychArticles.

  • A collection of databases in the social sciences, including PAIS, Sociological Abstracts, Intl. Bibliography of the Social Sciences and more, and full text coverage of journal articles. The contents can be searched individually or as a group.

  • Full text articles from magazines and newspapers representing pros and con opinions on controversial topics and current events.

Related Databases

  • Full text of APA ebooks published 2008 – present.

  • Index, with abstracts, to the journal literature supporting the caring profession - health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

  • Federal statistics about crime. Has links to FBI Uniform Crime Reports and Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.

  • Actual transcripts of counseling and therapy sessions comprising over 2,000 sessions.

  • Transcripts of counseling and therapy sessions from 2012 and later.

  • Streaming videos to support social work, psychotherapy, psychiatry and counseling.

  • 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting documents, and videos on the history of disability and disability studies, with emphasis on the disability rights movement.

  • The online version of DSM V.

  • Bibliographic database of information on behavioral measurement instruments.

  • Data on population, immigration, socio-economic indicators, births and deaths and more from the 1980-2000 census, and from other federal, state and community agencies.

  • Streaming video of Kanopy films which have been licensed for curricular support. Licenses are annual so content may vary depending on the subscription period.

  • Index to journals, books, proceedings and other sources on the public and social policy literature of business, economics, finance, law, international relations, public administration, government, political science and other social sciences. Archive covers 1915-1976; International covers 1977-present.

  • Psychoanalytic library of journals, books and videos.

  • Citations and abstracts to the published literature concerning PTSD, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

  • Full text articles from 42 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations, from 1985 to present.

  • Streaming video and audio of original experiments plus 40,000 pages of primary source documents.

  • Full text access to the long list of Elsevier Science and Academic Ideal journals available through the CUNY consortium.

  • Journal articles covering applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences; full text from 1994 forward; indexing with abstracts from 1984 forward.
  • Index to journals in the social sciences 1929-1983.
  • Database covering the literature of social work and welfare, human services, social policy and community development.

  • The National Association of Social Workers’s bibliography of social work and related literature, from 1977 to present.
  • Comprehensive sociological research database. Indexes, abstracts and some full text of journal articles, books and conference papers, 1895 - present.
  • Index of and abstracts to the international literature of sociology and related disciplines.