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Site supports social work students with information and resources across their course of study

Time Zones for Zoom Meetings

Live outside of Terre Haute?  Check the time zone to help you schedule a meeting with the Social Work Librarian via Zoom.

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Reading a scholarly article is different than reading a popular article in magazines like People or National Geographic.  Scholarly articles contain detailed research findings, discipline-specific language, and can be several pages in length.  For tips on how to read scholarly articles, click on the links below.

Welcome to Social Work Research & Support: Graduate Program

Hello and welcome to the Social Work Research & Support Guide.

The guide has two purposes: the first is to provide tips to help you be a successful student. The second purpose is to provides information on a variety of topics; the guide does not provide all the information available on a topic.  Use the guide to help you start your research.  

Use the tabs at the top of each page to help you locate information. 

One of my primary duties as the Social Work Librarian is to assist you in developing research and evaluation skills to be a successful social worker.  Contact me with questions or concerns; we can meet via email, in person, or by Zoom.


Tips for Success as a Social Work Student

Being a graduate student is different from being an undergrad.  Graduate students need an ability to read and synthesize information, in-depth research skills, and focused time management skills.  The links below can help you develop the skills you need as graduate students.

Being an undergraduate can present challenges as you learn to balance attending classes, studying, learning to research social work topics, and balancing your personal life.  Below are some links that may help you balance the many aspects of your life. 

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Librarian for Communication; Multidisciplinary Studies; Political Science; Psychology; School of Criminology and Security Studies; and Social Work

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Karen Evans
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Former Social Work Librarians

Thanks to the former social work librarians Marsha Miller and Steve Hardin for their work on previous editions of this guide.


A Social Work journal available in our library