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SW 400: Research Methods - Bezbaruah: Reference Sources

Research Methods in Social Work

Online Reference Materials

Reference Materials


These links will help you locate print & online book resources on Social Work in the library catalog.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources & Literature Reviews

Research Using Primary Sources from the University of Maryland Library
This guide clarifies how to locate, access, and use primary sources.

Distinguish Between Primary and Secondary Sources from the University of California, Santa Cruz Library
A quick guide on how to tell the difference between the two types of information sources.

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Information Sources from SUNY Empire State College Library
A portion of a self-paced, non-credit course covering three types of information sources.

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources Overview from University of Minnesota Crookston Library
A description of the three categories of information and examples to help you determine the types.

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources from Yale University Library
A guide to information types with a focus on comparative literature.