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Social Work Research

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This is the updated Social Work Research slideshow (Feb 19, 2014) which includes databases and how to search them; how to use the online catalog effectively for research; how to find online books on social work through the online catalog. Questions? llord@ku.edu

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Social Work Research

  1. 1. Social Work Database & Online Search Process At the Regents Center Library Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Spring 2014
  2. 2. Dissertation Research Blog http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 2
  3. 3. We need to know this: (1)How to use databases to find articles (2)How to request full text articles if we find only abstracts—use Interlibrary Loan (WebRetrieve) (3)How to request articles the library does NOT have (4) How to use Google Scholar from the list of library databases (5) How to use the online catalog to find books and request delivery to Edwards Campus 3
  4. 4. http://www.lib.ku.edu 4
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  7. 7. Encyclopedia of social work Electronic equivalent of the 20th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. The 400 articles in this 4-volume set cover all aspects of social work from practice and interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, to social policy and history. Each article is written and signed by a top academic or social work practitioner and includes a bibliography for further reading. 7
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  10. 10. Using databases to find articles 10
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  13. 13. Social work abstracts Indexes and abstracts journal articles in the fields of social work including homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more. (Restricted to 12 simultaneous users.) 13
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  21. 21. Peer Reviewed articles have a lot of charts, graphs and stats 21
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  23. 23. Another Database: Social Services Abstracts 23
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  30. 30. We found the article. If there was no article available, select Request a copy from Interlibrary Loan. 30
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  32. 32. Another Database: Google Scholar 32
  33. 33. Let’s go to Google Scholar from the Libraries’ database page – (to see how it works) http://www.lib.ku.edu 33
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  35. 35. . . . Databases are found at the bottom of the Libraries’ Homepage 35
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  37. 37. Type in Your search 37
  38. 38. y sort b tr y Let’s oping for h date recent some s. e articl 38
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  41. 41. e-Journals? 41
  42. 42. How to find Social Work, Social Welfare journals Libraries Homepage www.lib.ku.edu E-journals 42
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  44. 44. If yo u brow don’t k n unde se journ ow a tit le a r So cial ls by su to sear scie b c nces ject: So h you c a cial We l n fare is 44
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  50. 50. Where are we and how did we get here? 1.Looking for an article 2.Libraries Homepage 3.Subject and Course Guides 4.Social Welfare 5.Information Resources for Social Workers 6.Encyclopedia for Social Work 7.Articles and Databases 8.Social Work Abstracts; Social Services Abstracts 9.Search terms = “human behavior” AND “social environment” 10.Found a good article for our research 11.We used the “Cite” for the bibliographic citation 12.References at the end of the article help us find another article 13.e-Journals found on the Libraries’ Homepage 14.Search by subject or by title of a journal 50 Found: Journal of Social Work Research
  51. 51. Finding Books Library Catalog Deliver to Edwards Campus 51
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  57. 57. Using the online catalog to find a specific online title: 57
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  59. 59. Find articles through the libraries Databases Find books through the Catalog Find research news through the Blog Questions? Ask the Librarian Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu 59

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