Peer reviewed journal articles form a key part of your research at university. As with books, you will find them on your reading lists but you will also need to search for them independently. The best way to do this is to search a subject database or use a tool like MySearch to look into lots of subject databases at the same time.
mySearch allows you to search across a range of different databases containing different resource types; to find peer reviewed journal articles, you will need to limit your search to 'peer reviewed'
Sometimes you may choose just to focus on a subject specific database. Law databases in general are not searched by MySearch and you need to search them directly. Some of the databases with more of a focus on social work include:
We have lists of social work related databases and data sources, with descriptions about coverage, to help you identify relevant material. Also consider looking at some of the other subject guides and also subject resource lists.
There are also some profession oriented resources in the social work databases list such as
Law databases most relevant to you are Westlaw and Lexis which can be found on the Law databases list.
For more information on how to access legal journals, please see the Law resources tab in this guide.