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Social Work: SOCW 330

Is my research article PEER-REVIEWED?

Not all articles that appear to be  research articles are PEER-REVIEWED :-(

One way to confirm whether or not the article you have chosen has been published in a peer-reviewed journal is to use a tool called Ulrich’s. Ulrich’s  is a directory of journals that includes information such as refereed status (Peer-Reviewed), title history, publisher, and subject classification.  The little referee shirt indicated that the journal is peer-reviewed (refereed) Click here for more details http://libanswers.unbc.ca/faq/201819

You can also confirm the status by going to the publication's (the journal's) website. There will be information on the website detailing the editorial process.

Assignment 1

Assignment # 1:  Media Report Thought Paper (30%) – 3-4 pages – Due January 20/20

Your assignment asks you to find  a news report relating to research in the health or human services field. The library has many resources for you to consult:

You may also wish to consult other sources that are freely available like: CBC NewsCBC News HealthThe Globe and Mail: Canada, and the National Post.

Assignment 2 Research article summary and critique

Your assignment asks you to find a research article and to provide a "brief summary and thorough critique" of that article.  You will want to use our databases to locate peer-reviewed research published in academic journals. The following databases will be of use to you:

 

Library Research Guide

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