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If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered, please contact us by telephone at 442-3691, or by e-mail to cancel.

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Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library(Dewey Library Reference Desk)

Take a tour of the Dewey Graduate Library. Learn the basics about reserves, electronic databases, interlibrary loan, UA delivery and more. This session does not fulfill the MSW information/computer literacy requirement.
Thurs. Jan. 23 9:30 am
Wed. Jan.29 4:00 pm
Thurs. Jan. 30 9:30 am
Wed. Feb. 5 4:00 pm

Introduction to Research Databases

Research databases can help find relevant information on almost any topic. This session will introduce important concepts needed to effectively search any database. Minerva, the online catalog as well as specific databases and platforms will also be demonstrated.
Wed. Feb. 26 1:00 pm
Wed. March 19 1:00 pm
Wed. March 26 4:00 pm
Wed. April 30 1:00 pm

Social Welfare Research Seminar

Using Research Resources in Social Welfare. An introduction to using library databases, the library web page, and other Internet resources for research in social welfare. 2 hours.
Wed. Feb. 5 2:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 12. 2:00 pm
Thurs. Feb. 20 10:00 am
Tue. March 11 2:00 pm
Mon. March 24 10:00 am
Thurs. April 3 10:00 am
Wed. April 16 1:30 pm
Thurs. May 1 11:00 am
Wed. May 7 1:00 pm
Fri. May 9 2:30 pm
Wed. May 14 2:00 pm
Mon. June 2 10:30 am
Wed. June 4 10:30 am
Mon. June 16 11:00 am
Wed. June 18 9:30 am
Mon. June 23 10:30 am
Wed. June 25 11:00 am
Mon. June 30 11:00 am
Wed. July 2 9:30 am

Nonprofit Organizations-Information Sources

This session will provide an overview to print, online and Internet sources of information regarding nonprofit organizations and their activities. 3/4 of the session will be hands-on use of electronic databases. Approximately 60 minutes.
Wed. March 5 4:30 pm
Tues. March 11 10:00 am
Thurs. March 13 4:30 pm
Fri. March 21 3:00 pm

Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research

This session will cover finding the legal authority for a policy, sources for legislative history, and sources evaluating federal public policies. The one hour session will be 1/2 lecture and 1/2 hands-on searching of electronic databases.
Wed. Feb. 5 4:30 pm
Tues. Feb. 11 10:00 am
Thurs. Feb. 13 4:30 pm
Fri. Feb. 21 10:00 am
Thurs. Feb. 27 4:30 pm

Evidence Based Practice

This advanced research seminar will focus on how to find and evaluate research information for clinical social work practice. Prerequisite: Social Welfare Research Seminar. This is a one hour long class.
Wed. Feb. 19 1:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 26 3:00 pm
Fri. March 7 3:30 pm
Wed. March 19 3:00 pm
Fri. March 28 2:00 pm
Wed. April 9 2:00 pm
Thurs. April 17 10:00 am
Wed. April 23 2:30 pm
Mon. April 28 10:00 am
Tue. April 29 2:00 pm
Wed. May 7 3:00 pm

ICPSR, Data and Statistical Resources

There are many resources available on the World Wide Web for obtaining statistics and data relevant to the social sciences but it's not always easy to find them. This session will provide an introduction to government and other not-for-profit sources of data and statistical information as well as commercial indexes for this type of information. The ICPSR data repository site will be explored. Students who are interested in quantitative methods and who are going to be using government statistics and data will be introduced to valuable resources and learn strategies for finding this information on the web and off the web.
Tues. Feb. 11 3:00 pm
Wed. March 12 6:00 pm