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Social Work: Faculty Research and Theses (NUS and global)

Your Social Work Resource Site

Search NUS Theses (Print) by Topic

At the Library portal, select LINC.

LINC search

On the LINC search page, you may search by keywords, by choosing Simple search (as shown below).

simple search option

The ensuing page enables you to enter keywords that best describe your topic for example e.g. youth volunt*, limiting the search within Theses (NUS) Collection:

linc simple search method

 quick tips  

When searching...

1. Use the (asterisk) sign to retrieve variant forms of the root word "volunt". This would retrieve other forms of the word after where the asterisk is placed. In this example, it would include volunteering, voluntarism, voluntarily, etc. 

2. The search operator (aka Boolean operator) 'AND' is automatically subsumed between the two keywords (youth AND volunt*).

Note: From 2018 onwards, undergraduate theses would be made available via our institutional repository ScholarBank@NUS. Click on the image below to access theses in ScholarBank@NUS.

sbank browse by thesis link

Search NUS Theses and Publications in ScholarBank@NUS


ScholarBank@NUS is the institutional repository of National University of Singapore. This repository collects and preserves the scholarly output of NUS and makes it accessible worldwide. Also included in the search is the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) which includes Master’s (by Research) and Ph.D students deposited with the Registrar’s Office

Search By Faculty/School/Dept

Print copies of Honours Year Academic Exercises (AE), Masters theses and PhD dissertations received from NUS faculty, department and school have been assigned unique call numbers. 

To know the call number assigned, go to this page: Print Theses Call Numbers by Dept / Faculty / School.

How to Search by Faculty / School / Department

  1. Go to the Library portal, select LINC
  2. in LINC search page, choose Call Number - Library of Congress

linc_main_call number  


3. You can then enter (A) the unique thesis Call Number assigned to a subject/department, followed by the year in which it was submitted, and (B) limit search by Theses (NUS) CollectionMore on Theses Call Number .

linc search theses by call number


4. On the results page, click on the Call Number of the required thesis to view full catalogue record. 

5. On the catalogue record page, select Request to have the item retrieved from the Closed Stacks. Click this link to know more about Closed Stacks items


Need more theses (global)? Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses is now global! It covers the traditional theses from North American University as well as a significant amount of international dissertations. Do note that not all items are available in full text

NUS Social Work Publications

Latest Publications

Ho, L.P.P., & Goh, E.C.L. (2019). “I have HIV but I'm not the HIV” – the experiences of heterosexual Chinese men living with HIV in Singapore. AIDS Care.
Muchomba, F. M., Jiang, N., & Kaushal, N. (2019). Culture, Labor Supply, and Fertility Across Immigrant Generations in the United States. Feminist Economics, 1-25.
Shaw, I. 2019. 質的研究のピアレビューの方法をどのように開発したらよいのか (‘How to Develop a Peer Review Method for Qualitative Research Papers’). The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research. 52 (2):104-108.
Shaw, I. 2019. ‘The craft of journal practice.’ Qualitative Social Work. 18 (2): 194-211
Shaw, I. with Hardy M. 2019. ‘Career interview’ Qualitative Social Work. 8 (3): 370–381.
Goh, E.C.L., Chong, W.H., Mohanty, J., Law, E.C.N., Hsu, C.Y.S., De Mol, J., Kuczynski, L. (2019). Identifying Positive Adaptive Pathways in Low-Income Families in Singapore: Protocol for Sequential, Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Design. JMIR Research Protocols.
Cheang, C. J. Y. & Goh, E.C.L. (2019). Why some children from poor families do well - An in-depth analysis of positive deviance cases in Singapore. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health & Well-being.
Lee, G. L.& Akhilsewaran, R. (2018). Physical, Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Aspects of End-of-Life Trajectory among Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Phenomenological InquiryDeath Studies

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