Social Work

Subject Guide in Social Work.


LIBRIS is the Swedish national library catalogue where you search for books and dissertations from Swedish University Libraries.

Interlibrary loan

If the library does not have the books or articles you might need, it is possible to borrow it from another library.


  • PQDT Open
    Dissertations from American universities.

Student theses

  • Search DiVA
    Student theses written and published at the University of Gävle are available in full-text at our database DiVA.
    Student theses from other Swedish universities


  • E-books
    E-books, or electronic books, are digital books you can read on e-book readers, computers, mobile phones, or tablets. You don't need a Library Card to read our e-books but you need a User account.



Databases and articles

Instruction films


  • Discovery
    Discovery is our Search Portal where you can search in many resources at once instead of searching individual databases.You can search for articles, e-books and our printed books in Discovery. Use Discovery if you do not know what database you should search in.
  • Google Scholar
    This is Google's search engine specialized in scholarly web resources and articles.


  • Academic Search Elite
    Articles covering many subject areas.
  • PsycInfo
    Scholarly research findings in psychology and related fields.
  • SAGE journals online
    Articles in full text. About 50 journals in sociology, social work and social policy.
  • Scopus
    Comprehensive citation information and statistics. An alternative to Web of Science. Better coverage in social sciences.
  • SocIndex
    Articles in full text from journals in sociology and social work.
  • SwePub
    Academic publications at Swedish universities. Search among scholarly articles, conference papers and dissertations etc..
  • Web of Science
    Articles in full text covering many subject areas.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Articles in full text. Journals in sociology, social policy and welfare.
  • More databases at the University of Gävle


The Library's journals are searchable in our Journal List.


If you need help to improve your writing skills concerning the academic writing process, contact Skrivarverkstaden for an appointment.


Tanja Donner
Tel: 026- 64 87 29

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2018-04-20
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)