SW 505-50 Social Welfare Policies & Services


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Using HawkFind

What is HawkFind?

  • HawkFind is a comprehensive search tool that searches across all of our databases, periodicals/journals, research guides and library catalog. 

What is it good for?

  • HawkFind is great for searching across the widest possible range of materials if you are not sure where to begin or if your subject is interdisciplinary. 

How do I use it? 

  • Develop a search question and select keywords from that question to use for your search.
  • You can start a simple search from search bar or select "advanced search" for a more focused search. Use the filters to narrow your results, 
  • When you have a list of results, the filters will appear on the left column of your screen. 
  • Click the title of any article to view content.

Use this Step-by-Step guide to HawkFind for more detailed instructions..

Searching Databases -- Getting Started

Most research databases allow you to limit your searches to scholarly or peer reviewed articles. Many databases will return full text articles and abstracts (summaries) of the articles.

Click the article title to get started. If you cannot view the full text of the article in a particular database, click either the "Get Article" or "Link to Full Text" link to see whether it is available in another library database. If the article is unavailable through the Monmouth University Library, it may be requested through Interlibrary Loan

Subscription databases are available to Monmouth University students, faculty and staff. For remote log in, use your university username and password.

View the entire list of MU databases in the  A to Z List of Databases - or view Databases by Subject.

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Suggested Databases for Social Work Policy

Suggested Research Journals

Use the Journal Locator when you need to access a particular journal. Listed here are a few of the top journals of social work.