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Social Work (UMBC): Research Help

This guide supports the courses taught at the Universities at Shady Grove in the Social Work Program of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Scholarly vs Popular Articles

View this short presentation from the Wayne State University Libraries on how to tell if an article is scholarly (peer-reviewed).  The presentation is best viewed in full screen mode.

Primary vs Secondary Sources

UMBC Databases

General Databases

Core Journals

This list of journals was selected based on high Impact Factor as reported in the latest edition of Journal Citation Reports. 

You can search for more journals by clicking on the "Journals " tab in Research Port, the Library's gateway to online databases and journals.