About This Guide
Greetings SK501 students! I'm Meredith, the Social Work Librarian, and this short guide is something I put together to help you navigate our library as you get started with your coursework.
Have you checked out the Laurier Library website yet? Take a look!
First, you should know that there are lots of ways to get help at the library. Need help finding articles? Accessing an ebook? Logging in to course reserves to see your readings? Want to just say "hi" to the librarian and find out more? Please don't hesitate to connect with me!
- 519-884-0710 ext. 4973
- Online (to connect via meeting software or Skype, get in touch by phone or email to arrange a date and time)
For quick questions, you can also use the Ask Us chat box on the Library website.
Accessing Library Resources
You'll need to use your Laurier Network ID and password to access resources like ebooks, articles, and videos through our library.
If you would like some help logging in or if you are having trouble with accessing something, be sure to get in touch with the contact information above.
Did you know you can access your course readings from the Laurier Library website? The link to "Course Readings" is in the top right corner of the homepage.
Finding Resources to Support Your Coursework
Online Dictionaries and Handbooks
- Oxford English Dictionary
- A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care
- Professional Writing for Social Work Practice, 2nd Edition
- Films On Demand
- Streaming video collection for the humanities and social sciences.
- National Film Board of Canada
- Thousands of documentaries, animations, and alternative dramas produced by the National Film Board of Canada
- CBC Digital Archives
- CBC radio and television news clips, interviews, and more, documenting numerous aspects of Canadian life and history. Includes excerpts from the classic documentary series, This Hour Has Seven Days.
a. Finding Peer-reviewed Articles
Searching for academic or scholarly research usually means searching for peer-reviewed articles, which are good sources of evidence-based information. Visit the Social Work Research Guide for a list of databases to search for articles.
b. Finding Books
Search the library catalogue to find books on your topic. Navigate to the Books+ tab at the top pf the search boxes to help limit your search to books.
- Finding ebooks (video: 3:42)
Citing Sources in APA, 6th Ed.
Here are some resources to help you cite: