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A guide to Social Work resources and library research.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014 URL: http://libguides.salemstate.edu/socialwork Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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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

Getting Started

 Find a topic

Gather background info

Narrow topic

Develop a strategy

Brainstorm keywords

Try combining keywords

Gathering Information

Find Articles and/or Books

Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment

Final Product

 Evaluate Information

Write Your Paper

Cite Your Sources


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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