Research typically involves identifying and using a variety of sources, including
- encyclopedias and dictionaries;
- articles from newspapers, magazines and journals;
- statistical sources, government publications; and
- videos and other a/v materials
The tabs across the top of this page will help you navigate this guide and find the resources you need to identify information sources in Social Work and related fields.
Basic But Important
Before beginning your research, make sure you understand your assignment. Not understanding all aspects of your assignment from the intellectual content required to the length, style and due date can hamper your research and even adversely affect your grade.
Once you understand everything required for the successful completion of your assignment, you can begin the research process. If you need to review any of the steps in the research process, you can review Research 101: Understanding the Research Process.
Reference and Information Services
William T. Young Library
Responsibilities: General Reference, Information Literacy and Library Instruction, Reference Collection Management, Academic Liaison for Social Work