Q. I need multiple articles on foster children and mental health. Which databases would be best for me to use?


A good database to start your research would be Academic Search Premier where you can search "foster children" and "mental health" as an advanced search. You then can limit your search in a number of different ways including by only full text and by peer-reviewed articles. Peer-reviewed articles are another good way to limit your search to only scholarly reviewed articles. You will also want to add an additional search term to "foster children" and "mental health" to help narrow your topic.

You will also want to check out our list of databases by subject. Look under the subjects Psychology, Social Sciences, and Social Work. Additional databases that would be good to search include Google Scholar, JSTOR,  socINDEX, PsycINFO, and PsycARTICLES.

  • Last Updated Jun 13, 2018
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  • Answered By Yan Toma

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  1. searched Academic Search Premier and found quite a few articles.
    1 “Anguish of Abandoned Children” Here is the link
    2. Mental Health Services for Children Placed in Foster Care: An Overview of Current Challenges”
    3. Complex Trauma and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents Placed in Foster Care: Findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    4. Health and Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care: The Central Role of Foster Parents
    5. Mental health of current and former recipients of foster care: a review of recent studies in the USA
    Let me know if you need more articles.
    by Yan Toma on Nov 09, 2013.

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