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SWO 505: Social Work Research I: Home

Learning Objectives

After our library session, you will be able to:

  •  Effectively convert a research question into a "search strategy"
  •  Know how to perform a search in a database and refine it
  •  Understand Plagiarism and Citing Techniques
  •  Understand the difference between Paraphrasing and Quoting

Other useful Skills

  •  Use OneSearch to do a "known item search"
  •  Use "document type" limits in CINAHL and PsycInfo in order to find evidence-based literature.


This guide is intended to help you identify and locate resources pertinent to SWO 505. For general Social Work research, use the Social Work Subject Guide

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns or to schedule an appointment.