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SOCW 2113 Social Work: A Helping Profession

An overview of the history of social services available to people in need.

Journals & eJournals

Social Work Periodicals

Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper title? Search for journals here to find out if we provides full-text coverage.

Also see the list of suggested titles.

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Advanced Search

How to Find Journals in the Catalog

  1. Navigate to the library catalog by choosing CatalogGo to the Catalog from the navigation bar.

  2. In the catalog, select the Resources dropdown menu and choose the option eJournals A–Z List.

    Figure 1
    Dropdown Menu in the Library Catalog
    Resources dropdown menu in the library catalog.
  3. When the search junction appears, select the tab labeled Journals.

  4. Search or browse:

    • Search the eJournals A–Z List to find out if Northwestern provides full-text coverage.

    • Alternatively, select the Browse tab to see a complete list of journal titles.

    Figure 2
    Options in the Periodical Search Junction
    WorldCat search junction with Journal selected and both search and browse options available.
  1. Navigate to the library catalog by choosing CatalogGo to the Catalog from the navigation bar.

  2. Choose the Advanced Search option.

    Figure 3
    Advanced Search
    Advanced search option in the library catalog.
  3. Under Search Index, select Title. Then type the name of the journal you want to find in the Search Term bar.

  4. Specify Journal/Magazine under Format and conduct your search.

    Figure 4
    The Advanced Search Screen
    Advanced search in WorldCat with the format dropdown menu highlighted.

While in an EBSCO database, select the tab labeled Publications to browse or search the publication list.

You can subscribe to receive updates from a particular journal by selecting the RSS icon () to the left of the journal’s title.

Figure 5
Publications Window in an EBSCO Database
Publication list displayed in a database.

Suggested Journals

These journals may be useful.

This is not a comprehensive list, but a set of starting points. In a research database, you can search by Journal Name in conjunction with your other search terms.

Research Librarian