For this assignment you will need to:
- identify a list of 10 peer-reviewed social work journals from the library that you might find helpful relative to your social work practice interests.
- discuss why using research studies from peer reviewed journals is important to the development of knowledge in social work
Before beginning this assignment, make sure you have read the Library's Peer Review Guide.
This guide will explain what peer-review is, how to search for peer-reviewed articles, and how to verify if a journal is peer-reviewed.
Next, watch the video Mysteries of the Library, Revealed! Peer Review. (below).
In the Library, we use databases to search inside journals to find articles, including articles that have been peer-reviewed. You can find social work databases on the Library's Social Work Research Guide.
This video covers:
- What is peer review?
- How do I find peer-reviewed articles?
- How do I tell if something I've found is peer-reviewed?
Video: Peer Review (YouTube)
Recorded January 2019 ( 29 min 52 sec)
Browse peer-reviewed social work journals
Learning how to find journals in your field is very useful. Browsing journals helps you:
- stay on top of your field by learning about current research
- discover issues and trends that you didn't know existed
- get ideas for research papers
Here are the leading journals in social work and human services:
Locate peer-reviewed social work journals
Now we will locate a peer-reviewed journal in the field of Social Work.
- Start at the Walden Library Homepage.
- Click on Journals.
- Click on Browse for Journals by Subject.
- Click on: social work.
- Check the box for Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journals.
- Click on the title of the journal you wish to explore.
- Click Full Text Access and select a database from the drop-down list.