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SW 200 Introduction to Social Work: Finding Journal Articles

Getting Started

These online sources are good places to start your research. For quick reference, hold your mouse over a link for a brief description of the resource.

"You will need at least one SW journal for a total of 4 professional journals."-- Assignment

Jaimie Beth Colvin

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Jaimie Beth Colvin
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Course Reserves Book List

Professor Scott-Lowe

SW 200

Don't forget book chapters

Example 

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias (Print)

Useful Databases

From overviews to detailed data... find additional data here:

Articles provide detailed information focusing on a specific topic; for an overview of your topic explore the information in an Encyclopedias.  

Professional Associations publish information of interest to their members, look for information on your topic in their publications. Finally, you may need stats and facts support claims-you'll find a list Data Sources bellow.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias (Online)

Data Sources

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page

FedStats The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

General Social Survey Data and Information Retrieval System (GSS-DIRS) The GSS is widely regarded as the single best source of data on societal trends.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research The world's largest archive of digital social science data.

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research One of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.

Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists An informal list of sites that CISER staff have found useful.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Includes statistics about: crime & victims, prosecution, federal justice system, criminal offenders, law enforcement, and more.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Provides criminological and criminal justice data collections on specific topics.

National Institute on Aging Conducts research on aging processes, age-related diseases, and special problems and needs of the aged.

AARP Research Center Features authoritative information on issues affecting the 50+ population.