Social Work Abstracts (SWAB)

The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains more than 45,000 records, spanning from 1968 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more.

Segments and Years of Coverage
Name   Years of Coverage
SWAB   1968-Present

The limit of databases that you can select for a multifile search session is based upon database segments rather than actual databases. The Ovid multifile segment limit is set at 120 to avoid impacting your search sessions. This database includes 1 segment.

This database is updated online quarterly.


The following list is sorted alphabetically by field alias. Click a field name to see the description and search information.
All Fields in this Database
  Abstract (AB) Heading Word (HW) Place of Publication (PP)
  Accession Number (AN) Institution (IN) Publication Type (PT)
  All Searchable Fields (AF) ISBN (IB) Publisher Information (PU)
  Authors (AU) ISSN (IS) Series Title (ST)
  Catalog Holdings (XH) Issue/Part (IP) Source (SO)
  Classification Code (CC) Journal Name (JN) Subject Heading (SH)
  Classification Code Word (CW) Journal Word (JX) Title (TI)
  Corporate Author (CA) Pagination (PG) Translated Title (TT)
  Digital Object Identifier (DO) Parent Book Authors (BA) Volume (VO)
  Dissertation Affiliation (DA) Parent Book Editors (BE) Update Code (UP)
  Editors (ED) Parent Book Title (BT) Year of Publication (YR)
  Hard Copy (HC)    
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Default Fields for Unqualified Searches (MP): Searching for a term without specifying a field in Advanced search, or specifying .mp., defaults to the following ‘multi-purpose’ (.mp.) fields for this database: ti,ab,sh,hw.
  Abstract (AB) Subject Headings (SH) Title (TI)
  Heading Word (HW)    
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Default Fields for Display, Print, Email, and Save: The following fields are included by default for each record.

  Abstract (AB) Dissertation Affiliation (DA) Title (TI)
  Accession Number (AN) Editors (ED) Translated Title (TT)
  Authors (AU) Institution (IN) Source (SO)
  Corporate Author (CA)    
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All Fields for Display, Print, Email, and Save: Use the Select Fields button in the Results Manager at the bottom of the Main Search Page to choose the fields for a record.

  Abstract (AB) Hard Copy (HC) Source (SO)
  Accession Number (AN) Institution (IN) Subject Heading (SH)
  Authors (AU) ISBN (IB) Title (TI)
  Classification Code (CC) ISSN (IS) Translated Title (TT)
  Corporate Author (CA) Publication Type (PT) Update Code (UP)
  Dissertation Affiliation (DA) Publisher Information (PU) Year of Publication (YR)
  Editors (ED) Series Title (ST)  
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Elements of Source (SO) Field: Ovid searches the following fields as part of the record source.
  Issue/Part (IP) Parent Book Editors (BE) Publisher Information (PU)
  Journal Name (JN) Parent Book Title (BT) Volume (VO)
  Pagination (PG) Place of Publication (PP) Year of Publication (YR)
  Parent Book Authors (BA)    
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The following list is sorted alphabetically by the two-letter label, and includes the relevant alias, at least one example for all searchable fields, and a description of the field.
Label Name / Example
AB Abstract [Word Indexed]
social work.ab.

The Abstract (AB) field contains a brief description of the information represented in the record.

AF All Searchable Fields [Search Alias]

All Fields (AF) is an alias for all of the fields which occur in the source documents, including value-added fields such as Subject Heading (SH).

AN Accession Number [Phrase Indexed]

The Accession Number (AN) field contains a unique number that SWAB assigns to each record. The number in this field is between 1 and 5 digits long.

AU Authors [Phrase Indexed]

The Authors (AU) field identifies the person(s) responsible for the intellectual content of the document.

Using "smith$.au." as your search term retrieves "smith," "smithbattle," and "smither."

BA Parent Book Authors [Phrase Indexed]

The Parent Book Authors (BA) field is present in chapter records and indicates the author of the book in which the chapter appears.

The BA field displays as a part of the Source (SO) field.

BE Parent Book Editors [Phrase Indexed]

The Parent Book Editor (BE) field is present in chapter records and indicates the editor of the book in which the chapter appears.

The BE field displays as a part of the Source (SO) field.

BT Parent Book Title [Word Indexed]

The Parent Book Title (BT) field is present in chapter records and indicates the title of the book in which the chapter appears.

The BT field displays as a part of the Source (SO) field.


Corporate Author [Word Indexed]


The Corporate Author (CA) field contains the names of organizations responsible for the authorship of a document.

CC Classification Code [Phrase Indexed]

The Classification Code (CC) field contains a phrase and a 4-digit code that represent the general focus of the article. You can search for either the phrase or the code.

Citations prior to 1994 are from Social Work Research and Abstracts Journal; citations after 1994 are from the Social Work Abstracts journal. Due to a change in the journals used for this database, there may be two codes for the same phrase. In order to make a distinction between pre-1994 articles and post-1994 articles, different classification codes were assigned. In many cases, such as with "special populations," two codes (4245 and 4340) refer to the same phrase.

All codes and phrases used in the Classification Code (CC) field are listed below. Note that some groups of codes (the 1300, 2300, 3300, and 4300 groups) are valid only for records dating from 1994. Some of these code phrases are duplicates; for most effective searching, use both codes.

1000 Dissertation
1200 Social Work Profession
1205   General       1235   Organizations and Associations
1215   Education and Training   1240   Personnel Issues
1220   Ethics and Values   1245   Public Community Relations
1225   History   1250   Quality Assurance Standards
1230   Interprofessional Relationships   1255   Reimbursement and Financing
1300 Social Work Profession(1994-Present)
1305   Certification, Licensing, and Credentials   1325   Interprofessional Relationships
1310   Education Supervision and Training   1330   Organizations/Associations and Agencies
1315   Ethics and Legal Issues   1335   Human Resources Issues
1320   History        
2000 Fields of Service
2005   Aging and the Aged   2035   Family and Child Welfare
2010   Alcoholism and Drug Addiction   2040   Health and Medical Care
2015   Civil Rights and Civil Liberties   2045   Housing and Urban Development
2020   Crime and Delinquency   2050   Mental Health
2025   Economic Security   2055   Mental Retardation
2030   Employment   2060   Schools
2200 Theory and Practice
2205   General   2230   Family and Couples Therapy
2210   Administration/Management   2235   Consultation Supervision
2215   Case Management   2240   Group Work/Group Therapy
2220   Casework/Psychotherapy   2245   Research Methodology
2225   Community Organization/Community Development   2250   Theory Conceptual Frameworks
2300 Theory and Practice (1994-Present)
2305   Administration Management   2330   Group Work Group Therapy
2310   Case Management and Casework   2335   Research
2315   Clinical Practice/Psychotherapy   2340   Theories/Conceptual Frameworks
2320   Community Organization/Community Development   2345   Technology
2325   Family and Couples Therapy   3350   Family/Domestic Violence
3000 Social Policy and Action
3200 Areas of Service
3205   General   3230   Education/Schools
3210   Aging and the Aged   3235   Health and Health Care
3215   Children and Families/Child and Family Welfare   3240   Mental Health/Mental Illness
3220   Crime and Delinquency Justice   3245   Occupational/Industrial Services
3225   Developmental Disabilities/Mental Retardation   3250   Substance Use and Abuse Alcoholism
3300 Areas of Service (1994-Present)
2345   Technology   3330   Education Schools
3305   Addictions   3335   Health and Health Care
3310   Aging and the Aged   3340   Mental Health/Mental Illness
3315   Children and Families/Child and Family Welfare   3345   Occupational Industrial Services
3320   Criminal Justice and Violence   3350   Family/Domestic Violence
3325   Disabilities and Mental Retardation        
4000 Service Methods
4005   All Service Methods   4020   Community Organization
4010   Administration   4025   Group Work
4015   Casework   4030   Research
4200 Social Issues Social Problems
4205   General   4230   Peace Nuclear Disarmament
4210   Civil/Legal Rights   4235   Rural/Urban Issues
4215   Economics Poverty   4240   Social Policy Social Action
4220   Employment Affirmative Action   4245   Special Populations
4225   Legislation and Lobbying        
4300 Social Issues Social Problems (1994-Present)
4305   Civil Legal Rights   4325   Rural Urban Issues
4310   Economics Public Welfare   4330   Social Action/Lobbying
4315   Employment   4335   Social Policy/Legislation
4320   International Issues   4340   Special Populations
5000 The Profession
5005   Education and Training   5025   Professional Community Relationships
5010   Ethics and Values   5030   Public Relations
5015   Interprofessional Relationships   5035   Societies and Organizations
5020   Manpower   5040   Standards and Practices
6000 History
7000 Related Fields of Knowledge
7005   Economics   7020   Psychology and Social Psychology
7010   Philosophy   7025   Sociology and Anthropology
7015   Psychiatry and Medicine   7030   Other
CW Classification Code Word [Word Indexed]

You may wish to retrieve every Classification Code that includes a particular word or words. This is done by searching the desired word(s) in the Classification Code Word (CW) field.

DA Dissertation Affiliation [Word Indexed]

For records that cite dissertations, the Dissertation Affiliation (DA) field contains the educational institute with which the author is affiliated, as well as the degree and the year granted.

DO Digital Object Identifier [Word Indexed]

The Digital Object Identifier (DO) field contains the registered DOI for electronic documents. These DOIs may allow full text access.

ED Editors [Phrase Indexed]
ewalt pl.ed.

The Editors (ED) field contains the name(s), of the editor(s) of the original document.

HC Hard Copy [Word Indexed]

If the original article is from the print Social Work Abstracts journal, the Hard Copy (HC) field cites the volume, issue, and page number. Citations prior to 1994 are from Social Work Research and Abstracts Journal, the precursor to Social Work Abstracts.

HW Heading Word [Word Indexed]

The Heading Word (HW) field allows you to retrieve every subject heading that includes a particular word or exact phrase.

Searching "Great Britain" returns results with the phrase "Great Britain" in the heading. Searching "great" returns all entries with "great" in the heading, including entries with "Great Britain.

IB ISBN [Phrase Indexed]
"1 59147 066 8".ib.

The ISBN (IB) field contains the International Standard Book Number as assigned by the publisher.

IN Institution [Word Indexed]

The Institution (IN) field contains the first author's affiliation(s) and may also include first author's e-mail address.

IP Issue/Part [Word Indexed]

The Issue/Part (IP) field contains the issue, supplement, or part number.

The IP field displays as part of the Source (SO) field.

IS ISSN [Phrase Indexed]

The ISSN (IS) field contains the International Standard Serial Number as assigned by the publisher. This number uniquely identifies the serial or journal and facilitates ordering.

JN Journal Name [Phrase Indexed]
youth & society.jn.
new england journal of medicine.jn.

The Journal Name (JN) field contains the full name of the journal in which the article was published.

The JN field displays as part of the Source (SO) field.

Using "family$.jn." as your search term retrieves "Family Preservation Journal," "Family Practice Research Journal," and "Family Relations," among others.

JX Journal Word [Word Indexed]
new england.jx.

The Journal Word (JX) field contains individual words from every journal name in SWAB.

This field is used to retrieve every occurrence of a journal that includes a particular word, such as "family." You can also search using a phrase such as "new england," which returns results with the phrase "new england" in the heading. Searching "new" returns all entries with "new" in the heading, including entries with "new england."

PG Pagination [Word Indexed]

The Pagination (PG) field contains the initial and final pages of a document.

The PG field displays as part of the Source (SO) field.

Using "10$.pg." as your search term retrieves "10," "106," and "1057," among others.

PP Place of Publication [Word Indexed]

The Place of Publication (PP) field contains the city, state, or country where the document was published.

This field displays as part of the Source (SO) field.

PT Publication Type [Phrase Indexed]

The Publication Type (PT) field identifies the general type of document. Publication Types are also available as limits.

Publication Types include:

  • Journal
  • Book
  • Chapter
  • Dissertation
  • Commentary
  • Editorial
PU Publisher Information [Word Indexed]

The Publisher Information (PU) field is present in book records and contains the name of the publisher of the document.

The PU field displays as part of the Source (SO) field.

SH Subject Heading [Phrase Indexed]

The Subject Heading (SH) field contains controlled vocabulary terms that describe the content of the document.

SO Source [Display Only]

The Source (SO) field contains bibliographic information for a document/journal including the journal name, volume number, issue number, pagination, publisher information, place of publication, parent book authors, parent book editors, parent book title and year of publication.

Source is not included in Dissertation records.

ST Series Title [Word Indexed]

The Series Title (ST) field contains the title of the series of a publication.

TI Title [Word Indexed]

The Title (TI) field contains the full, original title of a document, article, dissertation affiliation, and/or publication in English.

For documents not originally written in English, the TI field contains the original or transliterated title.

The translated title displays in the Translated Title (TT) field.

Using "famil$.ti." as your search term retrieves "family," "families," and "multiple-family," among others.

TT Translated Title [Word Indexed]

The Translated Title (TT) field contains the translated title for documents, articles, and/or publications originally published in a language other than English.

The original title displays in the Title (TI) field.

VO Volume [Phrase Indexed]

The Volume (VO) field contains the volume of the periodical that contains the article.

The VO field displays in the Source (SO) field.

UP Update Code [Phrase Indexed]
20101200 .up.

The Update Code (UP) field is available in all records and contains the date the record was released into the database. It consists of 8 digits, in YYYYMMDD format, where YYYY is the release year, MM is the approximate release month and DD is the approximate release day.

XH Catalog Holdings [Display Only]
  The Catalog Holdings (XH) field indicates (with a "Y" or an "N") whether a journal is held at your local library.

Year of Publication [Phrase Indexed]


The Year of Publication (YR) field contains the four-digit year in which the original document was published.

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Advanced Searching
You can use special search syntax listed below to combine search terms or strategically develop a search. Full documentation is provided in the Advanced Searching Techniques section of the Online Help.
Operator Syntax Search Example
OR x or y divorce or separation


The OR operator retrieves records that contain any or all of the search terms. For example, the search heart attack or myocardial infarction retrieves results that contain the terms heart attack, myocardial infarction or both terms; results are all inclusive. You can use the OR operator in both unqualified searches and searches applied to a specific field.
AND x and y abduction and trauma


The AND operator retrieves only those records that include all of the search terms. For example, the search blood pressure and stroke retrieves results that contain the term blood pressure and the term stroke together in the same record; results are exclusive of records that do not contain both of these terms. You can use the AND operator in both unqualified searches and searches applied to a specific field.
NOT x not y separation not divorce


The NOT operator retrieves records that contain the first search term and excludes the second search term. For example, the search health reform not health maintenance organizations retrieves only those records that contain the term health reform but excludes the term health maintenance organizations. In this way, you can use the NOT operator to restrict results to a specific topic.
You can use the NOT operator in both unqualified searches and searches applied to a specific field.
Adjacency (ADJ) x y Suicidal ideation


The Adjacent operator (ADJ) retrieves records with search terms next to each other in that specific order. You do not need to separate search terms manually by inserting ADJ between them, because when you separate terms with a space on the command line, Ovid automatically searches for the terms adjacent to one another. For example, the search blood pressure is identical to the search blood adj pressure.
Defined Adjacency (ADJn) x ADJn y

race adj5 gender


The defined adjacency operator (ADJn) retrieves records that contain search terms within a specified number (n-1) of words from each other in any order (stop-words included). To use the adjacency operator, separate your search terms with ADJ and a number from 1 to 99 as explained below:

           ADJ1     Next to each other, in any order
           ADJ2     Next to each other, in any order, up to 1 word in between
           ADJ3     Next to each other, in any order, up to 2 words in between
           ADJ99   Next to each other, in any order, up to 98 words in between

For example, the search physician adj5 relationship retrieves records that contain the words physician and relationship with a maximum of four words in between in either direction. This particular search retrieves records containing such phrases as physician patient relationship, patient physician relationship, or relationship between cancer patient and physician.
Please note Ovid’s order of operation handles terms within parentheses first. Therefore it is recommended to apply the ADJn operator in one-on-one operations to avoid missing out on results. E.g. stroke adj4 (blood pressure or high blood pressure) could potentially miss out on some combinations of stroke with high blood pressure. The optimum way to execute this on Ovid is: (stroke adj4 blood pressure) OR (stroke adj4 high blood pressure).
Frequency (FREQ) x.ab./FREQ=n

blood.ab. /freq=5


The frequency operator (FREQ) lets you specify a threshold of occurrence of a term in the records retrieved from your search. Records containing your search term are retrieved only if the term occurs at least the specified (n) number of times. In general, records that contain many instances of your search term are more relevant than records that contain fewer instances. The frequency operator is particularly useful when searching a text field, such as Abstract or Full Text, for a common word or phrase.
Unlimited Truncation ($) x$



Unlimited truncation retrieves all possible suffix variations of the root word indicated. To apply unlimited truncation to a term, type the root word or phrase followed by either of the truncation characters: $ (dollar sign) or * (asterisk). For example, in the truncated search rat*, Ovid retrieves the word rat as well as the words rats, and more.
Limited Truncation ($) x$n



Limited truncation specifies a maximum number of characters that may follow the root word or phrase. For example, the truncated search dog$1 retrieves results with the words dog and dogs; but it does not retrieve results with the word dogma.
Mandated Wildcard (#) xx#y



Searching with a mandated wildcard retrieves all possible variations of a word in which the wildcard is present in the specified place. You can use it at the end of a term to limit results to only those that contain the word plus the mandated character. For example, the search dog# retrieves results that contain the word dogs, but not those that contain the word dog, effectively limiting results to only those that contain the plural form of the word. The mandated wild card character (#) is also useful for retrieving specialized plural forms of a word. For example, the search wom#n retrieves results that contain both woman and women. You can use multiple wild cards in a single query word.
Optional Wildcard (?) xx?y



The optional wild card character (?) can be used within or at the end of a search term to substitute for one or no characters. This wild card is useful for retrieving documents with British and American word variants since it specifies that you want retrieval whether or not the extra character is present. For example, the optional wild card search colo?r retrieves results that contain the words color or colour. You can use multiple wild cards in a single query word.
Literal String ("") "x / y"

"racial/ethnic residential"




Quotation marks can be used to retrieve records that contain literal strings, when the string includes special characters, such as a forward slash (/).

Quotation marks can also be used to retrieve records that contain numbers that may otherwise be confused for earlier searches. In the example, a search for 3.vo would limit the string from your third search in your search history to the volume field. By including the number in quotation marks, the search will retrieve documents with a 3 in the volume number.

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The Ovid search engine applies so called "run-time stopword processing". This means the search engine on the fly ignores the stopwords: and, as, by, for, from, in, is, of, on, that, the, this, to, was, were & with.

Therefore a search: at risk for diabetes.ti will also find: at risk of diabetes. The distance of one word in between is kept, but the stopword "for" is ignored.

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The following limits are available for this database. See Database Limits in the Ovid Online Help for details on applying limits.


Abstracts Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to abstracts
Command Syntax: ..l/ ab=y
  A limit to Abstract search returns records that include abstracts.
Electronic Journal Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to electronic journal
  A limit to Electronic Journal restricts retrieval to journals that are electronic only.
Entire Issue Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to entire issue
A limit to Entire Issue restricts retrieval to a record that represents the entire issue but is not the entire issue. All journals are indexed entirely unless Entire Issue is present.
Full Text Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to full text
  A limit to Full Text will result in only those records that have links to full text. Both Ovid full text and external full text are included in this limit.
Latest Update Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to latest update
  New documents are added to the Social Work Abstracts database at regular intervals. A limit to Latest Update restricts retrieval to the documents most recently added to the database.
Ovid Full Text Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to ovid full text available
  A limit to Ovid Full Text Available restricts retrieval to records that contain a link to the full text of an article.
Peer Reviewed Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to peer reviewed
  A limit to Peer Reviewed restricts retrieval to articles which have been peer reviewed.
Publication Type Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to journal
limit 1 to book
  A limit to Publication types restricts retrieval to records of a specific document type, such as book, chapter, dissertation, or journal.
Publication Year Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to yr=2001
Command Syntax: ..L/1 yr=2001
  A limit to Publication Year restricts retrieval to records between the selected dates. Use the drop down lists to select a range of years.
Special Issue Sentence Syntax: limit 1 to special issue
  A limit to Special Issue restricts retrieval to journals which have special issue.
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Currently no tools are available for this database.

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Journal List

Activities, Adaptation & Aging
Administration and Policy in Mental Health
Administration in Social Work
Advances in Social Work
AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work
Aging & Human Development
AIDS Education and Prevention
Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly
American Journal of Community Psychology
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
The American Journal of Psychoanalysis
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
Australian Social Work
Basic Income Studies
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Behaviour Research and Therapy
British Journal of Psychotherapy
British Journal of Special Education
The British Journal of Social Work
Canadian Social Work
Canadian Social Work Review
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal
Child & Family Behavior Therapy
Child & Family Social Work
Child & Youth Services
Children & Schools
Children and Youth Services Review
Child Welfare
Clinical Gerontologist
Clinical Social Work Journal
The Clinical Supervisor
Community Development Journal
Community Mental Health Journal
Contemporary Family Therapy
Death Studies
Early Childhood Education Journal
European Journal of Social Work
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
The Future of Children
Global Social Policy
Health & Social Work
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
International Journal of Aging and Human Development
International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
The International Journal of Social Quality
International Journal of Sexual Health
International Social Work
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling
Journal of Addictive Diseases
Journal of Adolescence
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Journal of Aging & Social Policy
The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Journal of Black Studies
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Journal of Child Custody
Journal of Community Health
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare
Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Journal of Counseling & Development
Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
Journal of Divorce & Remarriage
The Journal of Early Adolescence
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Journal of Family and Community Ministries
Journal of Family Social Work
Journal of Feminist Family Therapy
Journal of Forensic Social Work
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Journal of Globalization and Development
Journal of Group in Addiction & Recovery
Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery
Journal of Higher Education
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
Journal of Homosexuality

Journal of Housing for the Elderly
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Services
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships Journal of LGBT
Journal of LGBT Youth
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Journal of Neurotherapy
Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Journal of Peace Research
Journal of Policy Practice
Journal of Poverty
Journal of Prevention & Intervention
Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
Journal of Progressive Human Services
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
Journal of Public Child Welfare
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work
Journal of Religion, Disability & Health
Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging
Journal of School Violence
Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Social Service Research
Journal of Social Work Education
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health
Journal of Teaching in Social Work
Journal of Technology in Human Services
Journal of Urban History
Journal of Women & Aging
Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Law & Ethics of Human Rights
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences
Marriage & Family Review
Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
Occupational Therapy in Health Care
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Personal Relationships
Poverty & Public Policy
Psychiatry-Interpersonal and Biological Processes
Psychoanalytic Social Work
Qualitative Social Work
Qualitative Sociology
Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping
Research on Social Work Practice
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth
Revija Za Socijalnu Politiku (Croation Journal of Social Policy)
Revista de Asistenta Sociala (Social Work Review)
Sante mentale au Quebec
Sex Roles
Smith College Studies in Social Work
Social Development Issues
Social Science Computer Review
Social Service Review
Social Work
Social Work & Christianity
Social Work & Social Sciences Review
Social Work Education: The International Journal
Social Work in Health Care
Social Work in Mental Health
Social Work in Public Health
The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher
Social Work Research
Social Work Review
Social Work with Groups
Socialinis Darbas
Sociological Methods & Research
The Sociological Quarterly
State of World Population 2009
Substance Abuse
Substance Use & Misuse
Support for Learning
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
Urban Affairs Review
Women & Criminal Justice
Women & Health
Women & Therapy: A Feminist Quarterly
Youth & Society

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Changing to this Database
To change a search session to a segment of this database from another database or another segment, use the following syntax in the Ovid Syntax tab:
  Command Syntax: ..c/swab
  Sentence Syntax: use swab
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Sample Documents
Sample 1
Accession Number
  Bellin, M.H.; Osteen, P.; Heffernan, C.; Levy, J.J.; Snyder-Vogel, M.E. 
  [email protected]
  Parent and health care professional perspectives on family-
  centered care for children with special health care needs:
  Are we on the same page?
  Health & Social Work. 36(4) Nov 2011
Year of Publication
Publication Type
Hard Copy
  47(4), 2011, No. 1765
  A family-centered approach to health care for children with special
  health care needs (CSHCN) is widely acknowledged as the ideal model of 
  service delivery, but less is known about the actual practice of family-
  centered care (FCC), especially from the viewpoints of parents and 
  health care professionals. This cross-sectional research compared 
  parent and health care professional perspectives on the degree to 
  which FCC is being provided at a large, urban hospital in the United 
  States. The Measure of Process of Care (MPOC) was administered to a 
  representative sample of 92 parents of CSHCN; a convenience sample of 
  43 health care professionals completed the service provider version of 
  the MPOC. A mixed-model analysis of variance was conducted to test for 
  group differences on matched domain scores of the MPOC. No 
  significant differences emerged between the two stakeholder groups, 
  but significant differences were detected among the four domain 
  scores. The data suggest that health professionals are generally meeting 
  families' needs for specific communication and are respectful of parents' 
  expertise. However, parents and professionals alike indicated the need 
  for continued professional growth in the area of providing holistic, 
  comprehensive services to advance FCC. (Journal abstract)
Subject Heading
  Health care
Classification Code
  Health and Health Care [3335], Children and Families/Child and Family 
  Welfare [3315], Research [2335], Theories/Conceptual Frameworks [2340] 
Update Code
Sample 2
Accession Number
  Agllias, K.
  [email protected]
  No longer on speaking terms: The losses associated with 
  family estrangement at the end of life.
  Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. 92(1) 
  Jan-Mar 2011, 107-113.
Year of Publication
Publication Type
Hard Copy
  47(1), 2011, No. 152
  Family estrangement is the physical distancing and loss of affection 
  between family members, often due to intense conflict or ongoing 
  disagreement. While the concept is rarely referred to in the research 
  literature, it is not an uncommon issue raised in clinical practice. This 
  study provides a brief overview of the literature pertaining to later-life 
  intergenerational family estrangement, primarily between adult children 
  and their parents. It then examines later-life family estrangement in 
  relation to Boss's (2006) concept of ambiguous loss and Doka's (1989) 
  ideas about disenfranchised grief. Finally, the author comments on the 
  practice implications when working with elders experiencing family 
  estrangement toward the end of life. (Journal abstract)
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  Children and Families/Child and Family Welfare [3315], Aging and the 
  Aged [3310], Mental Health/Mental Illness [3340], Clinical 
  Practice/Psychotherapy [2315]
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