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Social Work Policy Paper: SWK 540, 530 & 440: Home

Designed for SWK 440, 530, & 540

Finding Current Information

This is a good source to use to identify possible policies, and to get background information. Click on the image, above, and then on CQ Press in the middle of the page.

CQ Researcher Tutorial

Tools to Help Locate Specific Policies

These are sites that can assist in finding the actual policy, which is your primary source:

Finding Scholarly Information

For interpretation, historical background, and implementation effects of a policy, you need to find secondary sources of information.  The best analysis usually comes from materials written by scholars, or experts, and published either through a editorial review process, such as books published by academic publishers, or  a peer-review process, used by many scholarly journals.

Other General Information Sources

Other Tools to Access Materials


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