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SWK 498/749 Social Work & The Law: Getting Started

Understanding Databases

Understanding Databases

A library database is a tool to help you find quality information in publications. The library subscribes to many databases.

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Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

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More about Scholarly Journals

This hand out  on scholarly journals  will help you learn more about their content.  The hand out discusses primary versus secondary research and the article types for each (research, literature review, commentary, or book review). The more you know about the content of academic journals for research and how to use them the more comfortable you will be when creating a search in the database of your choice to access relevant results.