SOWK 7263: Social Work and Healthcare

Getting Started

CDC A-Z Index
Alphabetical guide to topics covered on the CDC website. Use to find overviews, statistics, risk factors, publications, and further resources about your health issue.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
This classic medical reference is a "concise, comprehensive handbook of clinical knowledge for general practitioners" (Choice Reviews). Targeted to the health care professional audience.

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
The Home Health Handbook "translate[s]the complex medical information in The Merck Manual into plain language" (Merck) for the lay reader.

MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine's consumer health site. It provides health topic pages, which provide access to authoritative health information, a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, and more.


Social Work & Social Science Databases

Social Work

Social Work Abstracts
Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 450 social work and human services journals.

Social Services Abstracts
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings in social work, human services, and related areas.

Other Social Sciences

SocINDEX with Full Text
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, and conference proceedings in sociology and allied disciplines.

Sociological Abstracts
Indexes and abstracts articles over 2600 journals in sociology and related disciplines, as well as books, dissertations, and conference proceedings.

Indexes and abstracts for articles, books, chapters, dissertations, and reports in psychology.

Medicine and Health Databases

Find journal articles in the health sciences.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
Find journal articles in the fields of nursing and allied health (including social services in health care.)


Multidisciplinary Databases/Sources

UGA MultiSearch
Search over 90 databases and the library catalog simultaneously.

GIL-Find Catalog
Search the UGA Libraries' holdings for books and other items (i.e., films) on your topic.

Google Scholar
Search across scholarly literature in multiple disciplines.
(Note: To connect to content the library provides for free, go to Scholar Preferences -> Library Links and search for UGA. Click the Find It @ UGA checkbox, then click "Save Preferences.")

Last Update: September 04, 2012 13:37