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Social Work 701 - La Rose Fall 2020

Finding Articles

Useful Databases

The library subscribes to over 500 databases on multiple platforms. Select a relevant database to search. 

Subject-specific databases 

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest) 

  • Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest) 

  • Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO) 

Discipline-specific databases 

  • Social Sciences Abstracts (EBSCO) 

  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest) 

Multi-disciplinary databases 

  • Books @ Scholars Portal; includes the Canadian Public Documents Collection 

(formerly Canadian Public Policy Collection) 

  • Journals @ Scholars Portal 

Canadian databases 

  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) on ProQuest 

  • Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q) on Gale 

E-Journals (McMaster’s online journals) 

  • Search by journal title to determine full-text holdings e.g. Critical Social Policy  

Government resources 

  • Ontario Open Government 

  • Canada Open Government 

Google Scholar 

  • Searches grey literature e.g. reports, working papers, government documents  and other materials produced by organizations outside of traditional commercial or academic publishing  

  • Use “Advanced search” to combine words and phrases 

  • Use “Settings” to create links to “get it @ Mac”  

Data and statistics 

Statistics Canada 

  • See A Guide to Data and Statistical Sources from Statistics Canada LibGuide 


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