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SOWK 3843: Social Work - Child Welfare Services: Research Process

Research Process for Child Welfare Services (SOWK 3843)

  • Try a "one search" of NUMA Search to get books, journal articles, and other materials on a topic.  If you choose, use the LIMIT feature in NUMA Search to restrict your search specifically to articles, to books, or to other types of materials.
  • Use Proquest Central and Proquest E-books to find more sources from books and journals.  
  • Search individual databases recommended in the Articles tab.  SocINDEX, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and JSTOR  are some important databases for this course. Get tips on using keywords and effective search techniques from the "Research Tips" box on this page.  The TUTORIALS tab provides search help for individual databases.
  • If you need to find laws and policy, search Nexis Uni.  Links to these are in the Articles tab.
  • Search World Cat to find more books on your topic.  Use Interlibrary Loan requests to borrow books and get copies of articles.
  • Explore the "Web Resources" tab.
  • Use Google Scholar to lidentify other sources.
  • Find statistics from links listed in the "Statistics and Data Sets" tab.
  • Cite sources using examples and guides listed in the tab for   "Writing & Citing". 
  • Ask a Librarian for help at any stage of the Research Process.

Research Process



           Research Process in Detail      (Click this link for more details.)

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