Social Work


Subject Databases

Interlibrary Loan


General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text.

Ambrose Video A collection of more than 600 video clips and full streaming programs on numerous documentaries that cover a variety of subjects areas, including fine arts, social sciences, minority achievements, climate change, history, philosophy, human biology, English and Shakespeare. All Ambrose Video content features: unlimited streaming to unlimited simultaneous users, both on campus and off; 100% closed captioning; and the ability to play on all mobile devices, including iPads and iPods.

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

Films On Demand Master Academic Collection Provides access to over 20,000 streaming videos appropriate for academic research. Videos can be watched in their entirety, or as individual segments. Set up your free User Account to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial

Web of Science A multidisciplinary research portal that enables users to search current and retrospective information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides cited reference searching, allowing users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover information relevant to their research.

Subject Databases

*Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.) The best starting point to get references to laws and policies, or overviews of social work practice. It is written by social workers for social workers, published by the NASW, and has excellent bibliographies.

PsycINFO (EBSCO) Includes books and book chapters in English, and 1,300+ journals, in over 20 languages, in the field of psychology, with many available in full-text format.

Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO) Provides abstracts for articles, dealing with the field of social work, in English-language periodicals.

SocINDEX with Full-text (EBSCO) Features more than 2,100,000 records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus. It also contains full-text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908, and full-text for more than 830 books, monographs, and 14,636 conference papers.

Westlaw Campus Research News & Business Offers full-text information from Hoover’s Company Profiles and Basic Company Reports, and other business publications.

*WestlawNext Campus Research  A legal research database offering case law, laws from all 50 states, federal statutes, federal regulations, and more.



*eBook Academic Subscription Collection  A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology & engineering, and much more.

*Ebrary An electronic collection of full-text, searchable academic books customized for Steen Library. Users can add and remove books from a personalized bookshelf after creating an individual account.

* The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Includes activities of Congress, status and text of bills, committee reports and homepages, historical documents, and more.

Council for Social Work in Education  Resources include the ability to search for accredited programs, and to access the latest Directory of Accredited Programs.

East Texas Community Health Needs Assessment (ETCHNA)  ETCHNA represents a major effort to document health issues in East Texas. 

*FDsys - Federal Digital System A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free, electronic access to a wealth of information products produced by the Federal Government.

NBC Learn Higher Ed Offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the classroom.

Online Books: Social Service, Welfare, Criminology



American FactFinder  A new interactive database engine for data from 1997 Economic Census, 1990 Census, and available data from the 2000 census.

Campbell Systematic Reviews  A peer-reviewed online monograph series of systematic reviews prepared under the editorial control of the Campbell Collaboration. The reviews follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare. Published bimonthly. Contains reviews only.

Child Welfare Information Gateway  Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Visit often for the latest on a wide range of topics, from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.  An information and networking website (owned and operated by Advameg, Inc.) which collects and analyzes data from a variety of sources about U.S. cities of every size. It includes demographic data, geographic data, crime data, and income data, along with maps, images, and events of local interest.

NASW Code of Ethics  National Association of Social Workers.

State of Texas Government Information  Contains resources for citizens, visitors, business and government.

Texas Administrative Code

Texas Health Facts Profiles  Provide data on: Demography, Socioeconomic Indicators, Medicaid, Natality, Communicable Diseases, and Mortality.

The Urban Institute  A nonprofit, nonpartisan, policy research organization established in Washington, D.C., in 1968. Full-text publications concerning domestic policy initiatives and government programs are provided.




Note: The databases marked with an asterisk (*) are not part of any search using the Articles & More choice from the library home page.