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Library Webinar Archives: Social Work


View recordings of previous Walden University Library webinars.

Finding Literature for the Literature Review

In this webinar, we talk about how to use library resources to locate current literature on your topic. We cover what databases you should use, how to find keywords and subject terms, when to use full-text, peer-review, and date limiters (and when not to), how to use Document Delivery Service to request an article not available in the library, how to find recent articles using citation chaining and alerts, how to find studies that use a specific methodology, how to find out what tests and measures, how to find information on theories, and how and when should you use Google Scholar.

Finding the Gap in the Literature through Exploratory Research

In this webinar, we talk about how to use exploratory research to identify a gap in the literature. We will look specifically at how to identify broad concepts with your area of interest and how to use library resources to survey current literature and identify opportunities for further research. We will explore a sample topic in Thoreau and PsycINFO while covering tips and tricks for narrowing your topic and preparing for your literature review.

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Learn about search strategies and organizational tools and explore other relevant topics: