Here are a few quick tips for researching topics within social work:
If you would like help finding research for a paper or project, you can make a one-on-one appointment with Becca Pac, the Reference & Instruction Librarian. Due to COVID-19, most of these appointments will be held live via Zoom.
To set up an appointment, click here to visit the librarian's Calendly page. Here you can see the librarian's availability, select an appointment time, and enter some information about your research needs.
You can also email the librarian directly with specific questions and concerns:
Zotero is a free citation manager that is really useful for keeping track of and citing sources. With the internet browser extension, Zotero can automatically save citation information and full-text PDFs of articles from the databases, as well as metadata and links from websites. You can also organize the resources you save into folders, add tags, and save notes for each source.
This makes Zotero particularly helpful for big research projects, such as a final project or capstone. Zotero can also cite all of your sources at once, which can help get you started with your references page (though make sure to double-check the citations).
To start using Zotero, you can visit the Zotero website to download the program for your operating system and the browser extension for your preferred browser. You'll also need to set up a free Zotero account.
Once you have Zotero set up, check out our video tutorial on how to create citations!