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Social Service Administration Library

SSA Library Guide

Getting Started

Listed below are good starting points for beginning your research.  Click on the Subject Specific Resources tab on this guide for additional social service databases.

Journal Articles

Reference Sources

The references cited within each article can be a good starting point for identifying the significant literature on a topic.

Systematic Reviews

A systematic review is a literature review focused on a research question that tries to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high quality research evidence relevant to that question.

See also the Library's Evidence-Based Resources Library Guide.

Library Catalogs

Find books, journal titles, videos, and more.

Finding E-Journals

Search for titles of journals, magazines, and newspapers

(e.g. Social Service Review, Newsweek, or New York Times) NOT article titles.

Search for


Tests & Measures

Please see our separate Library Guide on Tests & Measures. A guide to finding educational and psychological tests and measures.

Getting Started Video Tutorial

Basic Search Tips for Social Work Research

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