About this Guide
This guide is for SK668 students. It provides information to help with the library research for Assignment #2: Case Analysis, which requires you to find at least 8 academic sources.
Finding Academic Sources
a) Peer-reviewed Articles
Searching for academic or scholarly sources usually means searching for peer-reviewed sources.
The Social Work Subject Guide includes a list of databases to search for articles.
b) Scholarly Books
Search the Library catalogue using Advanced Search for scholarly books.
- How to Find Scholarly Books (video: 3:04)
Database Search Tips
There are several different tactics you can use to improve your search results. Check out the videos below to find out more.
- Better Searching Using AND, OR, NOT (video: 4:04)
- Better Searching Using Keyword Shortcuts (video: 3:00)
- Finding More Sources (video: 3:24)
Citing Sources in APA, 6th Ed.
You'll find the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in the Kitchener Collection (BF76.7.P83 2010).
It's also important to know when to cite. Understanding Plagiarism (video: 4:48) is an essential academic skill.
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