Welcome to the Salem State University Library subject guide for Social Work. This guide was designed to assist you with research and finding quality resources on social work topics.
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The Research Process
Find a topic
Gather background info
Develop a strategy
Try combining keywords
Find Articles and/or Books
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A good place to start...
Some discussion of what makes the Encyclopedia of Social Work a good source of information. Found on the "Getting Started" page of this LibGuide it is a good place for background info on a topic, ideas for references, and ideas for key terms to search for when searching for scholarly/peer reviewed articles in databases.
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