Social work research after graduation

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Sources outside of the University Albany Libraries where a person can keep current on social welfare topics after graduating and moving into the field.

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Social work research after graduation

  1. 1. Social Work Research after graduation
  2. 2. PROVIDED BY UALBANY LIBRARIES
  3. 3. LIBRARIANS • Ask Us! IM service http://library.albany.edu/help/im/ • Email service dewref@albany.edu
  4. 4. Contact the Social Work Librarian (that’s me!) • elasdabergman@albany.edu <-your best bet • GoogleHangout: lasda.bergman • Skype: lasda.bergman I’m happy to help with any questions!
  5. 5. LIBRARY WEB SITE • LibGuides • Online Reference Sources • e-Discover has guest access – Includes Social Work Abstracts • http://library.albany.edu
  6. 6. • 30 day loan period for circulating books • 25 item limit at any given time • Items may be renewed twice • UAlbany ID card or Drivers License can be (re)activated for this purpose COURTESY BORROWER STATUS
  7. 7. COURTESY BORROWER ACCESS INCLUDES • Books and materials on Reserve • Interactive Media Center (IMC) Classes • Borrow Equipment from IMC
  8. 8. Unfortunately… • Courtesy Borrowing Does Not Include – Interlibrary Loan – Off Campus access to library databases available for faculty, staff, and students only (but you can use the databases as a guest if you come to any UAlbany library)
  9. 9. PROVIDED BY UALBANY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
  10. 10. ALUMNI DATABASES • Academic Search Alumni Edition – From Ebsco (which we know and love ) • Some business databases http://library.albany.edu/services/alumni/databases.html Need to join the Alumni Association
  11. 11. STAYING IN NEW YORK STATE??
  12. 12. SUNY OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARIES • On site use of databases • Sometimes reciprocal borrowing for alums • Not always remote online access
  13. 13. PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM • Access databases from home – Public library card and PIN • Ex: Albany Public Library offers: – Health Reference Center Academic – Academic OneFile (similar to Ebsco) • For abstracts in eDiscover/Google Scholar, use Public Library ILL to get full article
  14. 14. NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY GET A NYS LIBRARY BORROWERS CARD! • PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS • Public Administration Abstracts • Ebsco Academic Search • Apply for card! http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference/borrowers/residents.htm
  15. 15. GREAT STUFF ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
  16. 16. RESEARCH DATABASES • PubMed http://pubmed.gov • SumSearch http://sumsearch.org/ • ERIC http://eric.ed.gov/ • Thomas http://beta.congress.gov/ – (now called congress.gov) • Science http://www.science.gov/
  17. 17. KEEP CURRENT • Social Science Research Network http://ssrn.com/ (health care, policy, legal) • Journal ToCs (keep current, set up alerts) http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/
  18. 18. OPEN ACCESS Free scholarly articles through Open Access • Public Library of Science (PLoS) – http://www.plosone.org/ • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – http://doaj.org/ • Some publishers have partial OA
  19. 19. BOOKS • Google Books – http://books.google.com • e-Books Directory – http://www.e-booksdirectory.com • Project Gutenberg – http://www.gutenberg.org • WorldCat – http://www.worldcat.org/
  20. 20. Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com Go to Settings ->Library Links to get local library information
  21. 21. Click this
  22. 22. Connect GS to your local library to see if it’s worth a visit!
  23. 23. TIPS FOR EXPERT GOOGLING
  24. 24. Force terms • Quotes • intitle: • intext:
  25. 25. Limit by Domain • site:
  26. 26. Limit by filetype • filetype: For site: you use the dot after the colon: .gov, .org, .com , etc. For filetype: there is no dot. Just pdf, doc, xls, ppt, etc.
  27. 27. Limit by year Look in left hand navigation for search options, also advanced search on main Google Scholar search box
  28. 28. Find on Page • CTRL-F
  29. 29. More Googling Tricks http://mashable.com/2011/11/24/google-search-infographic/
  30. 30. Questions? • elasdabergman@albany.edu email me! • Twitter: @UAlbanyDeweyLib • Blog: http://library.albany.edu/dewey/

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