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Social Welfare Research Toolkit: Articles and Books

Resources for research in Social Welfare.

UC Library Search

 UC Library Search infographic about what is included

UC Library Search is the University of California's unified discovery and borrowing system.

Access it directly or from the Library homepage to find most UC books, articles, media, archival collections, and more.

See the UC Library Search User Guide and ask for research help 24/7 for more information.

Find E-Books

Oxford Clinical Psychology Over 200 titles in a broad range of specialty areas, disorders, and treatment modalities, including theTreatments That Work series.

Springer Electronic Book Package E-books in many fields including Social WorkSocial Policy and Psychology.

APA e-book collection Current e-books published by the American Psychological Association from 2009 to date.

ProQuest E-Book Central Berkeley's largest e-book collection, with thousands of  titles on a wide range of subjects, including social work, education and psychology. 

Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection Fulltext books in social welfare and psychology from 2011.

Oxford Scholarship Online: Psychology

MIT CogNet E-books in cognitive and brain sciences published by MIT.

Find Articles

The Berkeley Libraries subscribes to hundreds of databases organized by subject and format (news, data, dissertations, etc.) Below are some of the core resources in this field.

Literature Review

In a  literature review you explore research that has come before you and is relevant to your topic. It can help you identify:

  • core research in the field
  • experts in the subject area
  • methodology you may want to use (or avoid)
  • gaps in the literature -- or where your research would fit in

Helpful approaches: