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Social Work

START HERE to explore resources available in social work research.

What is a peer reviewed journal?

Peer-reviewed journals (also called "scholarly" or "academic" journals) contain original research articles within a specific subject domain.

These articles are reviewed by other experts before publication and share many or all of these qualities:

  • List authors' names, email addresses, and affiliations (e.g. Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney)
  • Use section headers (these may vary): Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion
  • Include tables or figures of statistical data
  • Cite references to other quality sources

Here are two examples:

NOTE: Some peer-reviewed journals will include literature reviews, book reviews, and opinion essays. None of these present original research however!

This table summarizes the differences between peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, but please ask a librarian if you have further questions!

Journal Finder

Know the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper you're looking for? Use this search form to locate these online or in print through the UNK Library. 

If UNK doesn't have the journal, please consider using interlibrary loan to request an article from other libraries.

Example: Journal of Social Issues

Browse Journals in Social Work

Use the Library's Journal Finder to locate journals, magazines, or newspapers by title or by subject!

A few titles related to social work are listed below: