Practice with Groups

Course #: SK313-BR

About this Guide

This guide was created for SK313-BR students. It provides information about how to research your assignment topics and cite your sources.

Finding Research About Your Topic

The best place to start your research is the Library website.

a. Finding Peer-reviewed Articles

Searching for academic or scholarly research usually means searching for peer-reviewed articles.

Searching subject specific databases such as Social Services Abstracts and Social Work Abstracts will help you find articles relevant to your topic.

b. Finding Books

Search the Library catalogue to find books on your topic.

What if the book you want isn't online or in Brantford?

You can order a book from other libraries and have it shipped to Brantford for easy pick-up.

Database Search Tips

There are different tactics you can use to improve your search results. Check out the video below to find out more.

Citing Sources in APA, 6th Ed.

You'll find the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in the Brantford Collection (BF76.7 .P83 2010).

It's also very important to know When to Cite (video: 2:01).


Please get in touch, I'll be happy to help!

  • Meredith Fischer, Social Work Librarian