Indigenous Field of Study (PT-MSW)

Course #: SK-IFS

About This Guide

Greetings MSW Indigenous Field of Study part-time students! I'm Meredith, the Social Work Librarian, and this short guide is something I put together to help you navigate the Library as you do your research.

Getting Support

First, it's important for you to know that as the Social Work Librarian, I'm here to help you with your research and with any questions you have about our Library. Please don't hesitate to get in touch by phone, email, or in person.

  • mefischer@wlu.ca
  • 519-884-0710 ext. 4973
  • FSW 012 - you'll find me in the Social Work Library in Kitchener.

You can get support with things like finding books and articles on a topic, doing an annotated bibliography, finding policy information, and more.

For quick questions, you can also use the Ask Us chat box on the Library website.

Finding Research About Your Topic

The best place to start your research is the Library website.

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.

Searching subject specific databases such as Social Services Abstracts and Social Work Abstracts will help you find articles relevant to your topic.

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.

Database Search Tips

There are different tactics you can use to improve your search results. Check out the video below to find out more.

Citing Sources in APA, 6th Ed.

You'll find the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in the Social Work Library (BF76.7.P83 2010).