Where may I find scholarly information on domestic violence?


I'm looking for information on Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence for a scholarly paper, can you recommend any?

Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017     Views: 9


The psychology literature has a great deal to say on the topic. Link to the Psychology LibGuide and click on the gold Articles tab. choose a database. I started with Violence and Abuse Abstracts. Limit your date to the last 5 years and limit to linked full text. DV (Injurious or abusive behavior in family or other domestic interpersonal situations) and intimate partner violence (Actual or threatened physical or sexual violence, or psychological and emotional abuse, directed toward a current or former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or dating partner) are defined differently. Choose the one describing the situation you prefer to research. for example, try searching intimate partner violence or add on a more specific term using AND as a connector:

  • intimate partner violence AND gender
  • intimate partner violence AND prevention
  • intimate partner violence AND risk factors
  • intimate partner violence AND substance abuse.

The database has a few hundred relevant articles, but if you don't find what you need there, other databases will also be useful, including PsycARTICLES and Academic Search Complete (a little further down the page).

Thanks for asking a librarian!

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