SW 450-550 Research & Evaluation: Social Services Abstracts
Core Database for Social Work
Keyword Searching in Social Services Abstracts
This very short tutorial from Humboldt State Library demonstrates performing a keyword search in Social Services Abstracts.
Searching in Social Services Abstracts
- Quotation marks searches the database for those words together as a term, such as "minimum wage".
- An asterisk (*) searches the database for that word plus any variants of the root word. For example, work* will search for work, worker, workforce, and workplace.
- Use the OR search fields to search for synonyms, such as "poor" OR "poverty".
- Use the limits to filter for a particular source type, such as "scholarly journals".