Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO)

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Social Work Abstracts contains abstracts of over 74,000 articles and dissertations in the social service field. Social work perspectives are provided on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, social policy, community organization, and more.


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Dates covered

1977 - present.

Updating frequency



Indexes over 450 journals, as well as dissertations.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Social Work Abstracts

Producer/content provider

National Association of Social Workers

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Core Subject(s)