Use the databases on this link to locate subject-specific journal articles and other materials for social welfare research topics.
Divide your topic into concepts or facets, and then think of all the possible terms for that concept.
For example, "group work for people with bipolar disorder" has two concepts: (1)group work and (2)bipolar disorder.
Alternate terms for group work could include, group counselling, group therapy, group psychotherapy, etc.
Alternate terms for bipolar disorder could be manic depression, mood disorders, or affective disorders.
Search each concept separately, using OR between each alternate term:
First search: group work OR group counselling OR group therapy
Second search: bipolar disorder OR manic depression OR mood disorders
Use the SEARCH HISTORY to combine all concepts (combine with AND)
If you get too few results, DROP terms
If you get too many results ADD terms
If your database has a THESAURUS or SUBJECT HEADINGS use those to efficently identify relevant results