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SWK 703 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work and Social Welfare Policy: Get Started

Electronic/Online Reference Resources

Electronic Reference Resources

The following online reference resources can help you find background info on your topic.  They can supplement your scholarly articles and/or help you come up with terminology of the era, as well as important people, events, and policies/legislation relating to your topic during that period.  Then use these terms, names, events, policy titles as key words to search for in the library databases for scholarly materials.

 

CQ Researcher

Browse by topic or conduct a "Quick search" for a broad term.  The results should give you related issues to consider focusing your research on, and you can link to reports on these issues that include overviews, outlook, chronology, maps/graphs, etc.

Print Reference Resources

Print Reference Resources

Try these titles in the Reference section of the library.  These resources can supplement your scholarly articles and/or help you come up with terminology of the era, as well as important people, events, and policies/legislation relating to your topic during that period.  Then use these terms, names, events, policy titles as key words to search for in the library databases for scholarly materials.

For multi-volume works, start by looking for your topic in the index (usually found in the back of the last volume.)

(Check for some of these titles also available electronically).