Dewey Graduate Library Workshops
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.
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. 1 1/2 hours.
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.
Fundamentals of Government Information
The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. Every day the U.S. Government issues congressional bills, laws, regulations, presidential documents, studies, and more on a variety of topics. Many of these documents are primary sources. This session focus on accessing online sources of U.S. government information useful to graduate students. 3/4 of the session will be hands on. Approximately 60 minutes.
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. The library catalog as well as specific databases and platforms will also be demonstrated.
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.
Methodology Focus-- Sage Research Methods
Learning research methods? The comprehensive introductory content in SAGE Research Methods covers all the basics. Doing a research project? SAGE Research Methods content will help you design and conduct your own research.
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.
Visualizing Your Data With PolicyMap
For those of you who've wished for an easier way to incorporate the power of geospatial data into your research projects, PolicyMap will prove to be a very powerful too. PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping resource. It's fast, efficient and captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and our analysis tool, Analytics. Researchers and students can even use our GIS mapping services to easily incorporate your own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.