Social Work Alerts

At Oxford Health library service, we try to tailor our services to meet your needs and bring the library to you at your desk.

In addition to a range of healthcare databases, literature searching, providing you with specialised books and journals (see below) and helping you out if you need to look for evidence yourself and just don’t know how, we try to send you what you need even before you know you need it:

Evidence subject alerts

Keep yourself up to date with our monthly alerts of the latest evidence in some specific areas related to social work.

Below are selected alerts relating to social work – please complete the form and ‘send’ to receive them.

Request subject alerts by email

If you wish to be added to the mailing list for any of these please indicate where prompted, add your details and click send alert request.

These are only a taste of what we produce – The full listing of all our current awareness subject alerts is available at subject alerts and current awareness bulletins

Journal Alerts

A wealth of journals are out there to meet your needs – if you would like to receive the contents pages of any of those below when they are published, just sign up here – then if you want the articles referred to, we can supply those.

Request Journal Alerts by email

If you wish to be added to the mailing list for any of these please indicate where prompted, add your details and click send alert request.

Social Care Online: Covers all aspects of social care and social work. Types of resources covered: legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, UK grey (informally-published) literature, books and journal article from 1980 to present.
PsycINFO: Sign in with an NHS OpenAthens account . Provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Includes information on drug and behavioural therapy, treatment of disease, drug addiction, developmental psychology, and educational psychology, as well as the psychological aspects of such areas as linguistics, social processes, pharmacology, physiology, nursing, education, anthropology, business and law. Type of sources covered: Journal articles, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations. Years covered: 1806-present.
Other Health and Social Care Databases: A full listing of other health and social care databases is available here

Useful Websites:

The British Association of Social Workers
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Health and Care Professions Council
National Institute for Social Work
Gov.Uk Policy Area for Social Care
Social Science Research Network
UK Data Service
Economic and Social Research Council
British Library Social Welfare Portfolio
British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Care Quality Commission 
Government Legislation
Local Government Association
NatCen (National Centre for Social Research)
Community Care
Gov.UK statistics
Oxford Brookes Health and Social Care Statistics
Action for Children
Age UK 
Alzheimer’s Society
British Society of Gerontology
Family Rights Group
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Research in Practice
Social Work Practice with Older People
Youth Justice Board
Women’s Aid

Page last reviewed: 30 September, 2020