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SWK 101: Introduction to Social Work (Johnson, Santiago)

Resource guide for Social Work 101 students.

Tools to Help Distinguish Between Scholarly & Popular Sources

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
Contact:
UNLV Libraries
Lied Library
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 457014
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7014
702-895-2141

Using Quick Search

When to Use Quick Search:

 
  • you are first starting your research
  • to get ideas or background info you have had difficulty finding sources in other databases you need
  • an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible/reliable results

On the left sidebar, you can "Refine Your Search" a number of different ways--including by publication date & scholarly/peer reviewed sources.

Finding Scholarly Articles in Social Work-Related Databases

Citing Your Sources

Log Into "New" RefWorks

You can create a new account using your UNLV e-mail at the link above.  

What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Create a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, including APA, MLA and Chicago
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Include citations while you write your paper

Other Citation Generators:

 

  • BibMe - Quick and convenient! Enter a title of a book or journal article and it autocompletes and formats the citation. Free - create a login to save bibliographies.
  • StyleWizard - The APA Wizard takes you through a step-by-step citation creation process.
  • Son of Citation Machine - Select type of resource then fill out a form to create MLA, APA, Chicago style citations.
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