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Elaine Watson
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Find Articles - Databases for Social Work

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  • APA PsycInfo 
    The premier psychology database for any research questions with psychosocial aspects.
  • Social Work Abstracts (Ebsco)
    Includes articles dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.

If you are off-campus, you will be asked to authenticate with your Boise State username and password. For information about searching in more than one EBSCO or ProQuest database at the same time, go to the "Finding Journals & Peer-Reviewed Articles" tab above.

Additional Databases


  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) 
    Indexes articles from journals, magazines, newspapers & more. 
  • ProQuest Central
    ncludes journals, trade journals, magazines, newspapers & more, including considerable international content.
  • ScienceDirect
    Indexes journals in Health Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities (including Social Work); Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering. 
  • Web of Science


Criminal Justice


Dissertations & Theses

Gender Studies


Nursing and Health


Social Sciences

  • Social Science Database (ProQuest)
    Indexes articles in a range of social science disciplines, including social work. 
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide (Ebsco)- covers research, policy and practice literature in the fields of family science, human ecology, human development and social welfare

For other databases, see the Articles and Databases page or the Subject Guides.

Setting Your Library Links in Google Scholar

Another place to search for journal and periodical articles is Google Scholar. Below you will find instructions for setting 
your library links for Boise State University which will allow you to link to full text articles available in the Albertsons Library's subscription databases. You will also be able to link to the Library's catalog for books.

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Select the 3-bar icon  in the upper left.
  3. In the left menu, select Settings at the bottom of the list.
  4. On the next screen, select Library Links in the left menu.
  5. Type Boise State University in the search box.
  6. Select the two check boxes for: a) Boise State University - Find It as Boise State; and b) Open WorldCat - Library Search.
  7. Select the Save button.
  8. Now you will be able to see Find It at Boise State links on the right side in your results list. These links may link you to the full text article in a library database or on a publisher's site.
  9. If you're looking at a book citation in Google Scholar, select the double arrows  , and then select Library Search to search for the book at Boise State University's Albertsons Library. If Albertsons Library owns a copy, select Borrow at the bottom of the record to be directed to the library's site.

APA Citations - 7th Edition (2020)

Print Copies
Print copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition, are available at the Albertsons Library on the 2nd floor at this call number: BF76.7 .P83 2020.

Video Tutorials

Library Video Tutorials
You can find tutorials about finding books, articles, journals and more.