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Library Access for Fall 2020
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) which indexes journals as far back as 1937, is now "Complete" with over 1300 full-text journals. Also includes citations to books, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
A large and comprehensive index of peer-reviewed psychology journals, plus selected book chapters, books, and dissertations, in some cases back to the 1800's. Produced by the American Psychological Association.
To find empirical articles in PsycINFO:
Use the "Advanced Search"
Type your keywords into the search boxes
Scroll down the page to "Methodology," and choose "Empirical Study"
Choose other limits, such as publication date, if needed
Comprehensive index to all aspects of medicine back to 1946. Freely available from the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes all MEDLINE content, plus additional selected biomedical sources. Look for the "Check for Full Text at EWU" button within individual PubMed records.
The Campbell Library of Systematic Reviews provides free online access to systematic reviews in the areas of education, criminal justice and social welfare. The library is a peer-reviewed source of reliable evidence of the effects of interventions.
Finding Empirical Research Articles in Social Work
Research on Social Work Practice (RSWP), published bi-monthly, is a disciplinary journal devoted to the publication of empirical research concerning the assessment methods and outcomes of social work practice. Intervention programs covered include behavior analysis and therapy; psychotherapy or counseling with individuals; case management; and education.
"Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, and client preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of treatments and services."
This book gives an accessible overview of why evidence-based practice is relevant to social work and concepts of evidence-based practice as a process and professional culture, as well as how EBP can be implemented.
Featuring an evidence- and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this book demonstrates how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings, including cases, skills-based exercises, accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, evaluation and termination, and documentation are also reviewed.
This guide describes the steps required to complete a systematic review and the criteria that can be used to assess the quality of existing reviews. Providing coverage for both quantitative and qualitative synthesis methods, examples illustrate the steps and decisions associated with each approach to research synthesis.