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Dec 28 2013

Access the latest Social Work Research from Routledge

Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Read  the open access article: Knowledge Translation Efforts in Child and Youth Mental Health: A Systematic Review  

Or review the TOC for this Special Issue – Performance Measurement in the Child Welfare System: Policy and Performance Pointers.


HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2924851 



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Sep 25 2013

Read online journal articles from Policy Press

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge, ran a democratic, transparent, consensual exercise involving 45 participants from government, non-governmental organisations, academia and research to identify 100 important research questions that, if answered, would help to reduce or prevent poverty.

Read the free journal articles for September:

Click here to download the article “100 Questions: identifying research priorities for poverty prevention and reduction”, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.  HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299





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Sep 26 2011

New Impact Factor for Social Work and Social Welfare

Below shows 2010 Impact Factors for selected journals from the Routledge Social Work & Social Welfare Portfolio. (*All figures © 2011 Thomson Reuters, 2010 Journal Citation Reports®)


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Jul 26 2011

Free Resources about Social Services

  1. An Introduction to Social Policy: Social Policy, Social Welfare, the Welfare State, and Social Services
  2. Social Policy is the study of social welfare, and its relationship to politics and society. It focuses on the social services and the welfare state. This web pages offers a brief outline of key topics and issues in Social Policy. As the range of content, reading and references has increased, the scope of the site has broadened…

  3. Behavior and Social Issues
  4. Behavior and Social Issues is an open-access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that serves as a primary scholarly outlet for articles that advance the scientific analysis of human social behavior, particularly with regard to understanding and influencing important social problems. The primary intellectual frameworks for the journal are the natural science of behavior, and the sub-discipline of cultural analytic science. The journal is particularly interested in publishing work related to issues with social justice, human rights, and environmental implications, but all significant social issues are of interest…

  5. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  6. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is the main legislative organ of ESCAP and reports to the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It provides a forum for all governments of the region to review and discuss economic and social issues and to strengthen regional cooperation. It carries out work in the different areas such as Social Development as well as Environment and sustainable development

  7. Social and Human Sciences 
  8. The social and human sciences have a vital role to play in helping to understand and interpret the social, cultural and economic environment. They provide research, identify and analyse trends, propose paths of action. UNESCO has set itself a number of tasks that should help reduce the gap between what is and what should be…

  9. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
  10. UNRISD publishes books, Research and Policy Briefs, Conference News, Programme Papers, Occasional Papers and Briefing Papers. Many of the publications are available for free on the site, and both new and past publications are added regularly…

  11. RAND Corporation
  12. RAND aims to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. It focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more.  A wide range of databases and research tools are provided for example: Student Traumatic Experience Recovery Toolkit and Partners in Care Study Instruments


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