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Social Work Research

Resources for social work research

This page is designed as a quick reference guide for students in SWRK 5787. Please contact Social Work Librarian, Rebecca Hyde, if you have any questions or problems as you go about your research. I recommend utilizing additional resources on the Social Work Research Guide in addition to those included here.

Gathering Background Information

Formulating Your Question

Searching the Literature

Managing Citations & APA Format

20 Minute Rule

Have you already spent 20-30 minutes searching and you feel like you're hitting a wall? Stop what you're doing and contact your librarian!

Research takes time, and when you're working on research for a paper you might spend hours researching and try many, many searches before you're done. But these should feel like productive hours of research, not frustrating hours. I can help you develop search search strategy, and maybe choose another database more suited for your topic. Please contact me before you feel ready to give up!