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Social Work   Tags: social work  

This subject guide is designed to serve as a starting point for research in the field of Social Work.
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Print Journals

The Library has current print subscriptions to the following journals:

Families in Society

Journal of Community Practice

Social Problems

Electronic Journal Databases

  • Academic Search Complete  Icon  Icon
    "The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals."
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    A directory of free, open access journals, including nearly 2,000 in the social sciences field.
  • Google Scholar
    "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature." It's a mix of citations and full-text articles.
  • JSTOR  Icon
    A full-text general database that contains numerous full text articles.
  • OmniFile Full Text Select  Icon  Icon
    A multi-disciplinary database indexing approximately 2,700 full-text titles.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text  Icon  Icon
    "The world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database," containing full-text of articles for more than 860 journals and abstracts for more than 1,300 more.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a item that isn't owned by the MacMurray College Library or another I-Share Library, you can request it through interlibrary loan.  Once you submit a request, the Library will attempt to borrow the item from other libraries that own it. 

Requests don't need to be for school, we are more than happy to try and get copies of books for leisure reading or any DVD movies you want to see. 

This service is free to the MacMurray community, however some lending libraries may charge.  We try and avoid dealing with libraries that charge, but if they are the only option, we will check with you before agreeing to any fees. 

Journal articles are usually sent via e-mail attachment, so most requests are filled within a matter of days.  Books, DVDs, and other physical items take varying amounts of time to come in.  Items shipped from an Illinois library generally arrive within a week, while items from out-of-state libraries come through the mail, so something from Texas will generally take longer than something from Missouri.

  • Did you know that you can place interlibrary loan requests for journal articles in the EBSCOhost databases that aren't available in full-text?  If there isn't a link to a full-text copy of the article you want to read, click on the "Get a Copy of this Article" link, fill out the form, and click "Submit."  Most articles will arrive within a couple of days.

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