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© 2013, IGI Global. The revolution in information technologies, in particular the growth of the Internet and greater access to computers, has given social workers unprecedented access to information resources. Researching such resources is crucial and it needs to be done efficiently. Planning an efficient search requires knowing which databases and other resources to use, knowing how to formulate an answerable question, identifying terms that inform the question, selecting the appropriate methodological filters, and being able to critically appraise evidence for its quality and relevance. This chapter, therefore, outlines some of the research sources available to social workers, it looks at some principles for finding information for practice in social work, and it outlines some criteria for evaluating the quality of that information.

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(2014). Finding the evidence for practice in social work. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice (pp. 36-64). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6563-7.ch002

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Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

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IGI Global

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36-64

ISBN

9781466665637

ISSN

2475-6571

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