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Social Work: Getting Started

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Getting Started

1st Step: Create a research statement or question for your topic. e.g. "Does poverty affect child development?"

2nd Step: Break your research statement into search terms/keywords. e.g. poverty AND child development

3rd Step:  Find synonyms for those terms. (Not all authors use the same terminology.)

For example: 

Search Terms/Keywords

Synonyms

  poverty

 (poor OR low income)

  "child development"

("psychological development" OR "biological development")

 

4th Step:  Choose the database to search. (Find Articles/Databases tab)

For this topic, you might try the following databases

  • Academic Search Complete
  • PsycInfo
  • Social Services Abstracts

 

 

Social Work Librarian

Carol Perruso
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