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Social Work 363: BSW Skills, Crisis Intervention, Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addiction

Library Survey

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Distance Learning & Reference Librarian

Searching is Strategic

Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternative avenues as new understanding develops.

ACRL Framework  for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Where to Begin

Questions to Ask Yourself?

  • How much do I know about this topic? Do I need some basic background information?  
    • Online Reference materials such as encyclopedia's or subject specific dictionaries might be helpful. Library Online References
  • What are the current conversations surrounding my topic? What are people locally, nationally or globally saying about my topic?
    • Newspapers or other periodicals may be a place to learn more about current conversations. Newspaper Databases
  • What is the scholarly conversation around my topic?
    • Use academic databases to locate scholarly and peer reviewed articles. Databases A-Z
    • Books are a good way to look at one topic broken down into smaller subcategories. OneSearch Catalog
  • Do I need data or other information?
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