1887 - present; updated monthly.
Advanced Search : Look at the many fields PsycINFO offers to limit your search at the bottom of the Advanced Search page, such as:
Another useful search strategy is to use the link for Thesaurus to browse the terms (Subject headings) under which PsycINFO'S indexers have classified the entries in the database.
Subject headings are the main topics of the entries in the database. Searching with Subject headings will allow you to focus and narrow your search. How and Why PsycINFO'S Thesaurus adds value to your search.
Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts use the same interface. They look the same and work the same way for the most part.
Social Services Abstracts:citations from 1980-present and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
Sociological Abstracts Description: journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,700 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Covers 1963 to the present; updated six times per year.
Advanced Search:Unlike PsycINFO, there are no separate fields to limit for age group or methodology. Somewhat similar limits are available by using the Thesaurus (or Subject headings).
Subject headings are the main topics of the entries in the database, under which the entries have been classified by the indexer. Searching with Subject headings will allow you to focus and narrow your search.
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Social Work Abstracts
Description: More than 26,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more. NASW Clinical Register database contains listing of registered social workers, including their address and phone numbers, education and specialization, type of practice and license information. Access Note: Two simultaneous users only.
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Criminal Justice Abstracts
ERIC- children and education
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
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