Welcome to the Brown School Field Instructors Database of Evidence-Based Articles
To the left are categories that contain evidence-based articles. Each article is free to read. Because some articles have copyright restrictions that do not permit the sharing of the article, please share the LINKS to the articles rather than the articles themselves.
Here are links to the boxes on this Home page. The links will quickly jump the screen to the boxes of information.
Field Instructor Information for Using the Brown School Library
Brown School Field Instructors Database - Searching Google Scholar
Brown School Field Instructors Database - Other Free Databases
Brown School Field Instructors Database - Getting Articles that Aren't Free on the Internet
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Searching Google Scholar for Articles
Many Field Instructors search Google Scholar because it is comprehensive and free. Below are some tips for searching Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/
Quick Tips for Using Google Scholar
1. Use the Settings (top of Google Scholar's screen) to choose:
2. To get to the Advanced Search mode, click on the menu icon (top, left). Then choose Advanced Search.
3. With your free account, you can Save the Settings as the default for your account. Then, you won't have to adjust the settings every time that you search Google Scholar.
4. With your free account, you can set up alerts. Then, Google will bring results to you when it finds items that match your search criteria.
Other Free Databases to Search
There are many other free databases.
1. PubMed covers health, mental health, medical social work, hospice, etc. Has advanced search features and a full-text limiter for articles that are free to read. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
2. ERIC covers all aspects of education including school social work, counseling, behavioral interventions, etc. There is a full-text limiter for articles that are free to read. https://eric.ed.gov/
3. DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals has broad coverage of the social sciences. There is an Advanced search function. All of the articles are free to read. https://doaj.org/
4. Campbell Collaboration provides systematic reviews in the social sciences. There is an Advanced search function. Use the Review limiter to see articles that are free to read. https://www.campbellcollaboration.org/library.html
How to Get Articles that are Not Freely Available on the Internet
Sometimes your best results are not available to freely read. Consider the following options: