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Social Work: Home

A guide to Social Work resources and library research.

Updates Spring 2020

Attention!  Check for updated info here:

Library Closure Updates March 2020 - Ongoing

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The Research Process

Getting Started

 Understand your assignment

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

Subject Guide

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Tara Fitzpatrick
Contact:
Social Work & Sociology
Frederick E. Berry Library & Learning Commons, LIB 210
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01915
During current closure I can offer research assistance via email. I can also be reached by phone appointment M-Th 3-5pm (click above to schedule) or email to find another time slot. Or via Zoom screenshare session (click above to schedule).
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Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Library Help Desk:  978-542-6766


Book Return Locations:

Library Help Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance