Subject guide Social Work

The Social Work Subject Guide contain tips on databases, books and web resources and more useful items.

Instruction films

Metasearch - search several databases at the same time

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 is Google's search engine specialized in scholarly web resources and articles.


PsycINFO External link.
Scholarly research findings in psychology and related fields.

SAGE journals online External link.
Articles in full text. About 50 journals in sociology, social work and social policy.

Scopus External link.
Comprehensive citation information and statistics. An alternative to Web of Science. Better coverage in social sciences.

SwePub External link.
Academic publications at Swedish universities. Search among scholarly articles, conference papers and dissertations etc.

Web of Science External link.
Articles in full text covering many subject areas. Citation information available.

Wiley Online Library External link.
Articles in full text. Journals in sociology, social policy and welfare.

More databases at the University of Gävle

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.


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.

The Writing Centre will help you to improve your writing skills concerning the academic writing process.


Tanja Donner

Subject librarian

Do you need more knowledge about information retrieval?

In our digital education material "The Search Guide", we guide you through the different steps of information retrieval and teach you how to better plan your search. Go through all the material or choose what interests you.

To the Library's Search Guide External link.

This page was last updated 2024-04-21