SW 450/550 Research & Evaluation: Home
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In this Guide
Develop your Question: Get background information and construct an "answerable question"
Search Strategies: Where to search, keyword vs. subject headings, reference and citation searching
Search Article Databases
Methods: Valuable reference resources on quantitative and qualitative research methods
Citations & Info Organization: APA formatting and style; citation managers
Resources other than Articles
This guide is focused on finding research articles published in scholarly journals. This type of publication is often considered the most valuable, especially in relation to effectiveness and evaluation studies. That said, other types of publications can be helpful too, such as:
- book chapters
- government reports
- advocacy/agency reports
Just be sure to critically evaluate your sources! Is the author or the organization reputable? Does the publication cite references to other research?