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Library Research Guides

Staying Informed for Social Work Practice

This guide offers resources and tips for keeping current with social work research for recent graduates and field instructors for the School of Social Work. It includes links to many free databases, government information and other resources.

Open Access Resources

Open Access refers to journals and scholarly information available digitally for free on the Internet with no licensing or copyright restrictions. There are various levels of open access available. Some journal articles are available free to anyone at the time of publication. Publishers may have the option to restrict access to some journal articles for a few months to a few years before allow the article to become open and posted to the web without restriction. For more complete information and definitions on open access see  open access advocate, Dr. Peter Suber's Very Brief Introduction to Open Access.