Open Access Social Work: Search for Open Access Articles

Resources for PSU SSW alumni and practicing social workers in Oregon.

Resources for Finding and Accessing Open Access Articles

Google Scholar primarily searches the following: academic publisher websites, Google books, institutional repositories and .edu sites, .gov sites

SocArXiv is a repository of articles that have been made available by authors (often referred to as pre-print, post-print, or author accepted). SocArXiv has content across multiple disciplines, and includes a social work specific category

PsycArXiv is also a repository. PsycArXiv includes clinical psychology, developmental psychology and other related areas. 

PubMed is a federally supported database of health-sciences related articles, including psychology, psychiatry, and public health. PubMed Central is a subset of PubMed and is composed of all open access articles. 

ERIC is a federally supported database of education-related articles.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches the academic, scholarly Web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. If the item is freely available, you will often seen a PDF link on the right.

Google Scholar Search

Search ERIC

Search in Disciplinary Repositories

Search PubMed & PubMed Central