Welcome to the Library Guide for Social Work 200
This guide provides basic information on getting started with library research in the field of social work, specifically for SWK 200.
The Find Articles tab has provides links to Social Work specific databases, general databases, and specialized databases. You will need to scroll down on this page to view all of them. Databases let you enter a topic to receive a list of articles that have been published in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers about the topic. Many databases also provide that full text articles online.
Library Database Tutorials tab lists many YouTube and other tutorials to help you see and understand our different databases.
The Cite Your Sources tab provides links to a a description of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and to a short guide that can help you document the souces of information that you have used for papers and projects.
The Find Books and Media tab provides a brief description of the library's catalog CONSULS followed by a breakdown of sociology call numbers that shows the broad topics assigned to the various numbers. Please note: You cannot look up articles in CONSULS.
The Reference tab provides a list of print and online reference titles. Print books can be found on the library's main floor in the Reference collection. Reference books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistical compilations, and other sources intended to let you look up facts or obtain quick background information.
Please note that this guide is not comprehensive, but rather a pretty good, quick start for research help. The Library's reference staff is always pleased to assist you in the use of any of the library's resources and services and can help you with assignments and term papers.