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Social Work 526 - Research Methods II

A selection of EWU library resources, open-access professional literature, statistics and data repositories for MSW students investigating the use of Evidence-Based Practice in social work and related fields.

Social Work & Related Social Science Articles

Listed below are EWU databases and recommended bibliographies for beginning journal research on Evidence-Based Practice or Evidence-Based Treatment in social work, mental health, child welfare, and related subjects.

Scholarly Articles from Other Disciplines

Below are databases for finding evidence-based research articles from other potentially useful disciplines: health, business, education, or criminal justice.

Linking to Full Text from Within an EWU Database

View the Full Text of the Article

Sometimes, the entire article is there in the database you are searching – just click on the link PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text. (The PDF is preferable since it looks exactly like the original and it's easier to cite.)

Unfortunately, not every article is available in full text. It may be in full text in one database, but not another. Or it may be that it’s not online at all – some articles only exist in hardcopy.

Let’s say you were interested in this article.

Record to locate the full text

Click on the yellow Check for Full Text icon. (You'll see this icon in virtually all of our article databases if the full text isn't available.) This will open a new window and do an automated search to see if the article is available full text in another database. (It will also tell you if we have a record for it in the EWU Library Catalog to see if we have it in paper or microfilm.)

Results screen for Check for Full Text

In this case, the system thinks it's available in ProQuest Research Library and Wilson Web. Just click on the database name, and usually it takes you directly to the article.

If the Get Article from: link does not work, try the Browse Journal for Article link. Then you'll have to locate your volume and issue number within the database. (Most databases allow keyword searching within the journal, so you could type in keywords from the article title as well.)

Your Article is NOT Online?

You can always request a particular article that we don’t have online. Just click the last link Request an Interlibrary Loan for an Article. (You’ll have to create an individual account the first time you request something – click on the link First Time Users.) Copies are sent online, and usually take about a week. For more information, see Interlibrary Loan.


Finding Full Text From an Article Citation

If you know exactly what article you want, use Electronic Journals A-Z and type in the name of the journal (not the article title).

If we don't have the journal you need, use the Interlibrary Loan link and then fill out the form to request an article.