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Whole journals devoted to literature reviews! While the AnnRev suite does not have a social work title, it does include titles on sociology, psychology, law and social sciences, and organizational psychology that cover social work and social policy.
SocAbs isn't consistent in identifying literature reviews. So, add this line to your Advanced Search: AND (literature N/2 review) OR "systematic review" OR "meta-analysis" OR "scoping review" in Anywhere except full text - NOFT
If that returns only a few results, modify the search line, changing the field tag from NOFT to Anywhere.
Type search terms, then choose Literature Review, Systematic Review, Meta Analysis, and/or Metasynthesis from the Methodology box on the page. Then run search. HINT! You can also filter your search results for Methodology.
This major social sciences publisher's ejournal site offers a post-search filter for Article Type = REVIEW ARTICLE. That article type is very broad, retrieving book reviews and oddities as well as literature reviews and systematic reviews.
Fulltext for US doctoral dissertations and masters theses, 1997-present and sometimes earlier too, with many foreign universities' dissertations and theses too. Dissertations always have literature reviews, to place the dissertation research into its disciplinary context.
Systematic reviews in areas such as education, criminal justice, social policy and social care. (The Campbell Collaboration was formally established at a meeting at the University of Pennsylvania on 24-25 February 2000.)
The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) is part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London. EPPI develops systematic reviews and developing review methods in social science and public policy.
A great one-stop fulltext source on social sciences research methodologies, from SAGE Publishing, a leading publisher in the social sciences.
• Methods Map is a quick way to find content on your research methodology.
• Project Planner walks through the steps of a research project, linked to Methods Map content.
Online and print. Oxford University Press, 2008- .
• Developing cross-cultural measurement in social work research and evaluation.
• Group work research.
• Conducting substance use research.
• Analysis of multiple dependent variables.
Online. American Psychological Association, 2018- .
• Designing and proposing your research project.
• Conducting your literature review.
• Selecting and describing your research instruments.
• Managing your research data and documentation.
• Writing your psychology research paper.