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Social Work Research Guide

Use this research guide as your first stop in finding books, articles, websites, and more on the subject of Social Work.

About this Guide

Start your Research by reviewing a few Search Tips and how to Identify Keywords. Then look for resources such as:

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Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are sources for information on current social issues and recent sociological studies. These can be found by accessing the subscription library databases. You can also search the online availability of your favorite social work journals.  

 

FindCover image of Adventures in Social Research book Books

You can find a varied selection of print and online Social Work books by typing in keywords about your topic in Central Search. Books can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic. Reference refers to encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches. Add the word 'reference' to your search.

 

Find Internet Sources

The internet can provide a wealth of good information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Always be sure to evaluate what you find on the internet.

 

Other helpful pages include tips on how to Evaluate and Cite Your Sources using APA, and how to Get Help.

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