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SWSP1043 Government, Public Policy and Civil Society

Searching Journals

Each field of study has a number of key journal publications which cover the major themes in that area. Searching within these journals, rather than searching an entire database, can provide research that is more relevant to your assessment task.

To help you begin searching: 

  • Peruse the list of journals below. These have been hand-picked for their relevance to the field of Social Work
  • Watch the short videos which show you how to search within the Library's online journal resources
  • Finally, check out the list of possible search terms, which you may find useful to get you started.

Key Journals

Government, Public Policy and Civil Society key journals in the Navitas Library
(Click "Search within this publication" to find articles)

Find Journal Articles: Videos

Find from Reference Lists

Learn about finding a journal article from a reference or reading list using MultiSearch and A-Z Journals.

Find for Assessment Tasks

Learn about finding journal articles for an assessment task using MultiSearch and A-Z Databases.

Subject Terms

Search terms you may find useful when searching for resources




Human Services


Social issues

Social policy

Social systems

Social services

Social work practice

Welfare state