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Access to Social Work Journals
Access to Social Work Journals

In the spring of 2010, social work students researched access to journals for social workers who cannot access data bases such as Social Services Abstracts and PsycINFO. It is hoped that in the future, the state will decide to invest in these two data bases for easier access to the journals that report on research and social work practice and best practices. In the mean time, some important journals relevant to social work practice are available through GALE, a data base that is easily available to all of you through your local public library.

The list of these journals follows below so you could browse the journal(s) and you can get articles as full text right on your screen suitable for printing! You might consider contacting the PSU Alumni Association as well if you are a graduate of PSU. That office does offer access to the PSU library and there is a fee involved. Check it out!

Here are the journals that you can easily find right now! We hope this will be useful to all of you.

  • Child Welfare
  • Families, Systems & Health
  • Family Matters 
  • Family Therapy
  • Fathering
  • Future of Children
  • Journal of Comparative Family Studies
  • Social Forces
  • Social Research
  • Social Theory and Practice
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Research
  • Jewish Social Studies
  • Journal of Social Work Education
  • International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Rural Society
  • Alcohol Research and Health
  • Learning Disability Quarterly
  • School Psychology Review
  • Professional School Counseling
  • Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
  • Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health
  • High School Journal
  • Education and Treatment of Children
  • Psychological Record
  • Journal of Managerial Issues
  • College Student Journal
  • Journal of College Counseling
  • International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy
  • North American Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Mental Health Counseling
  • Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Contemporary Drug Problems
  • Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Journal of Employment Counseling
  • Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association
  • Journal of Counseling Development

For more information contact  Pam Miller, Professor of Social Work.  

Thanks to Robin Paynter, former librarian for the School of Social Work, and thank you SW 532 (spring 2010)!