• Social Work: Journals and Newspapers

    Guide for those entering the Social Work Field

    All Databases

    Find academic journals, scholarly articles, eBooks, and more in these selections of databases.

    For a full listing of databases, click the link below:

    What are Newspapers and Magazines?

    Newspapers and magazines are great places to find current information, opinion pieces, special topic pieces, and much more. Depending on what you need, certain aspects of newspapers and magazines can be considered as primary sources because they can be considered first-hand accounts, depending on the piece's format and compilation.

    Below are examples of where you can find newspapers and magazines electronically. You may also visit the library's popular culture section to find physical copies of current editions of a selection of newspapers and magazines.

    FACT: Newspapers and magazines are collectively known as periodicals because they are published on a designated frequency (or periodically).

    Newspaper and Magazine Databases

    Google Scholar

    Google Scholar is useful when you are struggling to find the specific research you need in the databases Lindsey Wilson subscribes to OR if you want to find a copy of a specific article that Lindsey Wilson doesn't have. Google Scholar can help expand your research! 

    If you find something you like in Google Scholar, check to see if you can access the entire document. Sometimes, you can access a document for free!  If you hit a pay wall, DO NOT PURCHASE THE DOCUMENT. Try to find it in one of our general databases first: EBSCOJSTOR, or ProQuest. If you can't access the document in one of those databases, copy the citation into an email to InterLibrary Loan (ILL)..

    Email the library with additional questions.

    Google Scholar Search