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SOCW 6101 Week 6 Assignment: Home

Goals & objectives

Conduct research on cultural awareness within social work practice and the skills necessary for incorporating it into practice with diverse populations. 

  • locating an appropriate subject database
  • using keywords and searching for peer-reviewed articles on your topic

Search on your topic

The instructions below will help you find an appropriate subject database to conduct your search for peer-reviewed articles on cultural competence, social work, and your chosen demographic.

1. Start on the Walden Library Home Page.

2. Click on Social Work from the Select a Subject list in the center of the page.

3. To see the social work database links, click on Social work databases under Social Work articles, journals, & books.

4. Click on SocINDEX with Full Text.

Log in with your myWalden e-mail and password. 

5. Type your keywords into the search boxes. For example:

First Search Box:

social work

Second Search Box:

cultural awareness

  Third Search Box:

Enter your chosen demographic. 

Screenshot: Keywords in first and second database search fields

6. Under the search boxes, select the Full Text and Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journals check boxes.



7. Click on Search

Helpful tips

Try using different keywords including:

cultural intelligence

cultural sensitivity

cultural humility

cultural competence

cultural literacy


Add the keyword skills to find articles on specific skills that promote cultural awareness in social work practice.