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SW 350/507: Social Work Research Methods: Articles

This guide supports Research Methods classes SW350 & SW507

Journal Locator

Use the Journal Locator to see if the Library has access to a journal or periodical.

Journals publishing new measurement testing tools

Use Journal Locator to find copies of these journals publishing new measurement tools.


American Journal of Psychiatry

Behaviour Research and Therapy

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Family Process

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Personality Assessment

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development

Psychological Assessment

Best Bets for Social Work Research Methods

Start with the following Monmouth University subscription databases to find journal or newspaper articles on social work topics.

Develop your research thesis with a problem and a group to be studied, then identify keywords for your search (e.g. drug abuse and adolescent). You can also narrow down the search by searching for qualitative or quantitative studies, or by treatment. Multiple Ebsco databases can be searched simultaneously by choosing databases next to the search box (Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES).

Additional Databases


Scholarly & Peer Reviewed   Beyond Library Collection
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Types of Magazines and Journals



Popular Magazines

Trade Journals

Scholarly Journals


All readers

Professionals working in a specific field. Example: Nurses

Scholars and Students


Glossy paper, many ads and pictures

Glossy paper, short articles, many ads and pictures

Research articles with charts and graphics, few pictures


Freelance writers or journalists hired by magazine

Members of the profession

Professors, scholars or teachers in the field


Entertain and inform

Keep professionals up to date with trends in the field

Publish new research in the field


Very few citations

Very few citations

References are listed at the end of each article


Articles reviewed by magazine’s editors

Articles reviewed by magazine’s editors

Articles undergo peer-review by scholars within the same field


Published weekly or monthly

Published weekly or monthly

Published a few times a year, quarterly


Time, People

Advertising Age, Education Week

Higher Education Research & Development