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Staying Informed for Social Work Practice

Offers resources and tips for keeping current with social work research for recent graduates and field instructors for the School of Social Work. It includes links to many free databases, government information and other resources.

Send Suggestions!

Do you have suggestions for additions to this or other pages on the guide? Please send them to the U-M Library Social Work Librarian, Darlene Nichols at

Subscribe to Journal Alerts

There is rarely a fee to subscribe to journal alerts. Journal feeds and table of contents alerts can keep you up-to-date on research that is underway. Below are some examples of journal notification options that will provide article titles and abstracts. For articles of interest, you may be able to purchase them, get them from a nearby academic library, or request them through interlibrary loan at a local public library.

Here are some examples of journal publishers that offer alert services.

Social Work News, Blogs, & X (Twitter) Accounts

Discussion Groups and Newsletters for Social Workers

Social Work Organizations