Research and academic skills

Social Work

Definitions and terminology

Encyclopedias and dictionaries can help you understand your topic and the terminology used. Their definitions and explanations provide a start point for your research, and help you find additional keywords for your resarch.

Try a keyword search for dictionary or encyclopedia and your discipline in Library Search.

Evidence based practice

Use these guides to refresh your knowledge and learn how to find the best available evidence.

Forming an answerable question is the first step in evidence-based practice. To make it easier to find an answer, time needs to be spent on structuring and refining your question.  Learn how to formulate your question using the popular PICO model: