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Social Work Research Guide

A research guide for social work subjects and courses

About This Guide

social work image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues."
  • "Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public."
  • "Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the international affairs program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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