Social work can be a busy major, whether you’re in an undergraduate or graduate program. Luckily, the library has several journals, databases, articles, and books that can help you with your social work research and theories. Listed below are some of the best social work journals, wherein you’ll find helpful, peer-reviewed articles:
Advances In Social Work
Published by Indiana University, Advances In Social Work addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work practice and education. It’s a catch-all journal with tons of scholarly work to choose from.
Clinical Social Work Journal
With articles from 1997 to today, Clinical Social Work Journal provides resources for teachers and those in clinical social work on historical, theoretical or practice-oriented clinical practice. By focusing on interdisciplinary research, this journal is great for applying social work principles to the health industry.
Families In Society: The Journal Of Contemporary Social Services
When you need articles on family trends, gender dynamics, and diverse cultures, Families in Society is the journal for you. With articles like “Financial Therapy With Families” to “Using Clinical Assessment To Enhance Adoption Success,” this journal covers a wide variety of topics.
Qualitative Social Work
From SAGE online:
Qualitative Social Work provides a forum for those interested in qualitative research and evaluation and in qualitative approaches to practice. The journal facilitates interactive dialogue and integration between those interested in qualitative research and methodology and those involved in the world of practice.
This journal is highly organized, easy to navigate, and kept up-to-date.
Research On Social Work Practice
This peer-reviewed journal “covers research in the field of social work, including community practice, organizational management, and the evaluation of social policies.” Research On Social Work Practice documents the practical applications of the social work profession.
View the Social Work Research Guide on the library website.