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Social Work Research - SW 6218/6265 (Downs): Home


Multidisciplinary database that searches for articles, books, and media. Use Advanced Search for additional options & left sidebar of results page to limit.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

This search will link to full-text of articles Rod Library owns & will work both on- and off-campus.

Known-article Search

Known-article search

This search will link to full-text journals to which Rod Library subscribes. Search by publication title or use Citation Linker to enter citation information.

Useful Sources

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Developing a Research Strategy (17:46)

Search Basics (15:26)

Focused Databases

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Anne Marie Gruber
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Mondays 1:30-3:30 next to McCollum 201;
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 outside Sabin 235;
or by appointment

Meet Your Social Work Librarian

Watch this video (2:31) to meet Anne Marie & learn more about the services she provides through Rod Library.

Get Research Help

Road Map worksheet

This is an OPTIONAL tool that is helpful for some students. It can provide some guidance for developing your draft research question as well as formulating a draft of an annotated bibliography.


The PICOT acronym can help you format your research question.

P = Problem or Population

I = Intervention

C = Comparison

O = Outcome

T = Time (optional)

Past SW Graduate Research Papers

Sample Screen Sharing