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SWK 315: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

Resources to assist with research assignment

Distinguishing Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

Library Databases--Keyword Searching

Try some keyword searching in the library databases. Here are some examples:

  • cross-cultural and elderly
  • Chinese Americans and elderly
  • multicultural and elderly and caregiving
  • Italian Americans and stage theory
  • African Americans and family systems perspective
  • Jewish Americans and family dynamics

Research Databases

 

Using QuickSearch

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.

Aging & Multicultural Web Resources

U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) (http://www.aoa.gov/)
The AoA website is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs, and services relating to aging, including information for elders and their families, information for professionals, and links to grant programs.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) (http://www.nia.nih.gov/)
The NIA's mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research. The agency's website provides links to health information, research programs, and funding and training.

U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging (http://www.senate.gov/~aging/)
The Special Committee on Aging serves as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters related to older Americans. The site contains links to hearings, help with prescriptions, legislation tracking, and publications.ad Start.

Families& Living Arrangements, U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html)
Demographic characteristics of households and families are collected annually in the March Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Nation.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Grandparents.shtml

US Census Bureau, Aging Population Resources: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/

Subject Guide

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