Social Services Abstracts

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Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic  coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. 
Major areas of coverage include:     

  • Community and mental health services
  • Crisis intervention
  • The family and social welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Professional issues in social work
  • Social services in addiction
  • Social work education
  • Social work practice
  • Violence, abuse, neglect


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Dates covered

1979 - current.

Updating frequency

Monthly, with approximately 5,500 records added per year.


Journal articles, dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

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