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A guide to Social Work resources and library research.
Last Updated: May 23, 2017 URL: http://libguides.salemstate.edu/socialwork Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Welcome to the Salem State University Library

online research guide for Social Work.

This guide was designed to assist you with your research

and with finding quality sources 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


Types of resources

What you need... Resource to go to...
Basic facts, names, dates, definitions, topic overview Reference resources like encyclopedias; reliable websites
Current information, written for the general public Newspapers; Magazines
In depth info on a topic Books
Original materials created at same time as event Primary sources (diaries; speech; interviews; news footage, etc.)
Detailed analysis of a topic/question/problem written for professionals in a particular field Scholarly journal articles


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Social Science Librarian
Salem State University Library
Salem, MA 01970
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Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Information Desk:  978-542-6766

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