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Social Work: Guide for Field Instructors
This guide features freely accessible resources for keeping current with social work research.
If your instructor has asked you to watch library videos and take quizzes, you need to do that through the Information Literacy course in Blackboard. The course should be listed under your Blackboard list of "My Courses" in the left navigation menu.
Provided by the Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, ERIC contains many of the top social work journals and some articles are available as full-text PDF files. Others can be received by using interlibrary loan services from your local library.
The NCJRS Abstracts Database presents bibliographic records and abstracts in a searchable format. Links to full-text online resources are provided when and where available. Most documents published by the bureaus, offices, and agencies of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, since 1995 are available in full-text online.
A trusted source for federal statistical information since 1997. FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official federal statistics.
Published by the House Ways & Means Committee to provide background information and data on government programs under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means. Includes information on Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Medicare, Social Services Block Grants and other benefits programs important to social work.
From the National Institute of Mental Health, these statistics pages include the best statistics currently available on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental disorders for the population of the United States, in addition to information about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.
The Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Web Guide features research findings and details about EBPs used to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders. EBPs integrate clinical expertise; expert opinion; external scientific evidence; and client, patient, and caregiver perspectives so that providers can offer high-quality services that reflect the interests, values, needs, and choices of the individuals served.