Check out UNLV Library's Quick Search!
How Quick Search is similar to Google
How Quick Search is superior to Google
Assignment #1: Let's say you want to focus on: parents divorcing when you were an adolescent
You may want to try the following keywords on Quick Search & other databases:
divorce AND adolescents
divorce AND teenagers
parents AND divorce AND effects AND children (you may also want to change children to adolescents/teenagers)
and be sure to try adding the theories you are discussing in class, such as systems theory, psychodynamic theory, etc.
Assignment #2: As you are searching the databases for scholarly articles--try a variety of keywords and synonyms. Below are a few examples:
**Remember to search a wide range of keywords and synonyms
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:
Government information focusing on social work-related topics is abundant. You can also use Google to find government information. After you type in your keywords, then type in site:.gov after the keywords to limit to only government information.
Example: foster care site:.gov
Example: "child maltreatment" statistics site:.gov
Below are some general federal & state agency websites to get you started: