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Recommended academic resources for Valpo's social work students.
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to your Social Work research guide. Use the green tabs to explore sources that will support your research.  If you need extra help, feel free to email or call using the information at the far right under my photo. I look forward to meeting you and helping with your research.

--Prof. Mark Robison


New Social Work Books at the Christopher Center

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An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice - James Forte
ISBN: 9780415726696
Publication Date: 2014-01-21

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Hospice Social Work - Dona J. Reese
ISBN: 0231134347
Publication Date: 2013-02-26

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Self-Care in Social Work - Kathleen Cox; Sue Steiner
ISBN: 0871014440
Publication Date: 2012-06-01

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For Love and Money - Nancy Folbre
ISBN: 0871543532
Publication Date: 2012-07-01


Information Cycle

Information Cycle, representing the developing of an idea into original research, into conference papers, then journal articles, then books, popular media, and finally reference sources.

How do we know the things we do? All information goes through a process of creation & dissemination. Learning does not happen by osmosis or magic. Consider the information cycle when you do research in social work. How do we know the things we know about social work? About best practices, policies, at-risk populations, and interventions? All social work research goes through the Information Cycle. When you locate a source, consider what stage of the information cycle it comes from and what that means.

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