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Social Work: Find Articles

Research Process

  1. Choose your topic & isolate potential keywords. Use synonyms.
  2. Use your textbook & reference sources.
  3. Determine what types of sources are needed & begin searching.
  4. Evaluate the quality, quantity & relevance of your sources.
  5. Be sure to cite any ideas you have used that are not your own.
  6. Assess your results, & refine as needed.

Associate Librarian; Associate Professor

Barbara Slate
Contact:
806-720-7330
Website / Blog Page

Before You Search...

  1. Identify keywords in your topic.
  2. Choose the best database.
  3. Use 1-2 words per search box.
  4. Combine "keyword phrases" with AND.
  5. Use limiters as needed (dates, scholarly (peer reviewed).
  6. Evaluate your results by reading abstracts.
  7. Look at subject terms assigned to a good article to focus search.
  8. No full text? Use Journal Finder on Journals tab.
  9. The Cite button will help with footnotes.