social worker is aware of and knows how to use the major indexes
relevant to social work:
Sociological Abstracts (Sociofile/SOPODA)
Psychological Abstracts (PsycLit)
GPO Monthly Catalog
Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature/Family Database
Index to Legal Periodicals
Social Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Index
Crime and Delinquency Abstracts
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Document Database
Child Development Abstracts
Child Abuse and Neglect
Women's Studies Abstracts
social worker is able to formulate an efficient and discipline-appropriate
search strategy for social work research.
social worker is aware of US government document and state government
document sources for demographic and social policy
social worker knows how to use Library of Congress subject headings
to find social work materials in the online catalog.
social worker is familiar with the major journals in social work.
social worker is familiar with the various types of reference
sources and major reference sources in social work, i.e.,
The social worker can:
an authoritative overview of the research topic;
definitions of pertinent terms and ideas;
reviews of the literature;
citation indexes to update books and articles;
subject specific bibliographies to locate evaluative
of research and theories
social worker is aware of and able to use current awareness sources
such as Lexis/Nexis, ArticleFirst, and Uncover.
social worker can distinguish between primary and secondary sources
in social work.
social worker can distinguish between scholarly and popular treatments
of a social work subject.
social worker understands statistics and research design and methodology.
The social worker can critically evaluate research.
social worker is able to efficiently use email.
social worker is familiar with Internet resources relevant to
social work and is able to critically evaluate information found
on the Internet.
social worker is familiar with several Internet search engines,
metasearch engines, and directories and is able to efficiently
search the Internet for information related to social work.
social worker is familiar with the various types of media used
to communicate and is capable of critically evaluating both the
and medium through which it was conveyed.