Does Social Work Abstracts work?

Gary Holden, Kathleen Barker, Lucinda Covert-Vail, Gary Rosenberg, Stephanie A. Cohen

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    Objective: The current study seeks to provide estimates of the adequacy of journal coverage in the Social Work Abstracts (SWA) database. Method: A total of 23 journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports social work category during the 1997 to 2005 period were selected for study. Issue-level coverage estimates were obtained for SWA and PsycINFO, the comparison database. Results: Both databases provided less than optimal coverage of social work journals, and SWA performed significantly worse than did PsycINFO. Both databases provided better coverage of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Press journals than non-NASW Press journals. Conclusion: The results provide evidence of substantial deficits in SWA that merit serious concern.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)487-499
    Number of pages13
    JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
    Volume18
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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    social work
    workers' press
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    Databases
    social worker
    deficit
    evidence

    Keywords

    • Bibliometric
    • Database
    • Empirically based practice
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Literature review
    • Meta-analysis
    • Systematic review

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology(all)

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    Holden, G., Barker, K., Covert-Vail, L., Rosenberg, G., & Cohen, S. A. (2008). Does Social Work Abstracts work? Research on Social Work Practice, 18(5), 487-499. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731507308986

    Does Social Work Abstracts work? / Holden, Gary; Barker, Kathleen; Covert-Vail, Lucinda; Rosenberg, Gary; Cohen, Stephanie A.

    In: Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 18, No. 5, 01.09.2008, p. 487-499.

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    Holden, G, Barker, K, Covert-Vail, L, Rosenberg, G & Cohen, SA 2008, 'Does Social Work Abstracts work?', Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 487-499. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731507308986
    Holden G, Barker K, Covert-Vail L, Rosenberg G, Cohen SA. Does Social Work Abstracts work? Research on Social Work Practice. 2008 Sep 1;18(5):487-499. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731507308986
    Holden, Gary ; Barker, Kathleen ; Covert-Vail, Lucinda ; Rosenberg, Gary ; Cohen, Stephanie A. / Does Social Work Abstracts work?. In: Research on Social Work Practice. 2008 ; Vol. 18, No. 5. pp. 487-499.
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