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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

Urban Affairs Librarian

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

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

RefworksBibliography manager saves your citations and formats them into APA, MLA, or other styles. 
Learn more about RefWorks at a workshop in the Pioche Room, Lied Library on Weds. 2/15/17 at 10:00 am. To register:

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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