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SWK 715: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: (Mosby)

Resources for reflection paper & literature review assignments.

SW 715 PowerPoint--FALL 2022

Subject Guide

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
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SW 715--Book on Reserve


Ethnicity and family therapy (Print Copy in Reserves at Lied Library Circulation Desk)

Monica McGoldrick; Joseph Giordano 1935 or 1936-; Nydia Garcia-Preto
New York : Guilford Press ©2005

UNLV Quick Search

Check out UNLV Library's Quick Search!

How Quick Search is similar to Google

  • Single search box
  • Prompts for spelling errors

How Quick Search is superior to Google

  • Sort, rank, and refine your results
  • Results that come from reliable library source
  • Built-in citation feature to help you cite your sources in the correct style
  • Allows you to save and share your results

UNLV Library Databases

As you are searching the databases for scholarly articles--try a variety of keywords and synonyms. Below are a few examples:

  • Chinese Americans and immigration
  • Jewish and traditions
  • German Americans and values
  • African Americans and position and privilege
  • military families and resilience
  • multigenerational households and adjustment
  • Italain Americans and social mobility
  • Philippines and family and daughters

Examples for second assignment--family problems such as:

  • domestic abuse and effects on children
  • grandparents raising grandchildren and coping
  • alzheimers disease and caregiver stress

Google Scholar

Citation Resources

Other Resources:




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

RefWorks Instructions

Tools for Your Literature Review" Tips & Video

"Lit Review 101"

A literature review asks: What do we know - or not know - about this particular issue/ topic/ subject?

How well you answer this question depends upon:

  1. the effectiveness of your search for information
  2. the quality & reliability of the sources you choose
  3. your ability to synthesize the sources you select

Evaluating Info & Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

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