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SOW 6404: Social Work Research

Articles, Journals, & Databases

When to Use Databases vs. Electronic Journals

Are you trying to decide whether to use our Databases vs. Electronic Journals?

If you are researching a particular topic and you know the name of the database you want to use click on the following:  

If you are looking for a specific journal title and want to see if we have access to it then click on the following: 

Selected Library Databases

Research Databases

Legal Databases

Testing and Measurement Databases

Locating Full-Text Articles

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.

OpenAthens - authenticate yourself to use our electronic resources!

Through a statewide initiative in coordination with FALSC and other institutions of the Florida College System and State University System libraries, the FAU Libraries is transitioning e-resources authentication from EZproxy to OpenAthens.

OpenAthens is a gateway service that provides access to the FAU Libraries' licensed electronic resources. For the first time, you will have access to the Libraries’ e-resources without needing to be on the Libraries’ website! You can use an Internet search engine like Google or go directly to a publisher’s website to access the Libraries “Athenized” e-resources via FAU Single Sign-On (SSO)!  

How to Read a Journal Article

Click here for a short article on how to effectively

  • read,
  • skim,
  • evaluate and
  • find information in articles!

Why Use Web of Science?

Web of Science covers all disciplines, not just science. The Cited Reference Search is used to find any authors that have cited a particular article. Basic search results can be sorted by number of times cited, indicating the most influential articles on a topic. 

Evaluating Journals

Google Scholar

Need help using Google Scholar? Check here

Some articles listed in Google Scholar are available from FAU in Full Text.

If FAU does not have access to full text of the article, please use Interlibrary Loan to request a copy of the article for your use.  

Google Scholar Search
Last updated on Oct 7, 2022 3:19 PM - Guide Creator(s)