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Community Services: Journals & Databases

Journals and Databases:

Journals and Databases provide helpful information to the community services sector as it will provide the latest information. Each job category will usually have their own database with up to date information for example Youth Workers have their own membership organisations which is known as YACVIC (Youth Affairs Council in Victoria) and Youth Work Association.

Relevant Databases

Databases to consider include

Academic Search Premier

Austlii: Australasia Legal database

Australian New Zealand Reference Centre

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Informit Health Collection

Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection


Science Direct: Health & Life Sciences

Vocational Studies Complete

Selection of Journals available in Databases

Journals can be accessed by title, from individual databases or by a search at the Discovery screen which brings together journals from a number of databases on a similar topic.

These journals are only a selection

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (Informit Humanities and Social Sciences Collection)

Australian Family Physician (Informit - Health Collection)

Australian Journal of Primary Health (Informit Health Information)

BMC Public Health (EBSCO - Academic Source Premier)

Child Abuse Review (EBSCO - Academic Source Premier)

Developing Practice: The Child, Youth & Family Work Journal

Drug & Alcohol Dependence (Science Direct: Health & Life Sciences)

Health & Social Work (EBSCO - CINAHL)

International Journal of Disability Management (Informit Health Collection)

Journal of Family Social Work (EBSCO Vocational Studies Complete)

Journal of Social Work Practice (EBSCO - CINAHL)

Journal of Substance Abuse (Science Direct: Health & Life Sciences)

Mental Health Practice (EBSCO - CINAHL)

Of Substance (Informit Health Collection)

Parity (Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection)

Research in Developmental Disabilities (Science Direct: Health & Life Sciences)

Social Work (EBSCO - CINAHL)

Social Work review (EBSCO - Vocational Studies Complete)

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