Approaches to Community Organizing and Group Practices

Course #: SK501-OSB

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!

Getting Help

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
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.

Finding Research

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.

Citing Sources in APA, 6th Ed.

Here are some resources to help you cite: