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The MacOdrum Library is located on the unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. This guide is designed for graduate students in the School of Social Work.
Finding academic literature
- Library catalogue
- Specialized collections
- Indigenous Films (in our library)
- Academic journals
Identifying and avoiding predatory publishers (one-page guide from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries)
- Advocate's Forum (University of Chicago)
- Canadian Association of Social Work Education: Student article competition
- Considering Disability
- Ethics and Social Welfare: Jo Campling Memorial Prizes
- Michigan Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare
Journal recommended by faculty members
Faculty in the School of Social Work suggest the following journals.
- Australian Social Work
- British Journal of Social Work
- CCPA Monitor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
- Canadian Public Policy
- Canadian Review of Social Policy
- Canadian Social Work Review
- Child and Family Social Work
- Clinical Social Work Journal
- Critical Social Policy
- Disability and Society
- Journal of Family Social Work
- Journal of Progressive Human Services
- Native Social Work Journal
- Policy Options
- Practice: Social Work in Action
- Social Work with Groups
- Studies in Political Economy
Some are available only in print; others are available in print and electronic format. Check UlrichsWeb for information about individual journals.
Grey Literature: What is it? How to find it?
Grey literature is an important source of information in arts and social science research that:
- adds a valuable global perspective
- provides detailed overviews on specific populations
- may be only source of local information
Grey literature is defined as "information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" ie. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body." ICGL Luxembourg definition, 1997. Expanded in New York, 2004
Types of grey literature
- Government information
- Dissertations and theses
- Conference proceedings
- Newspapers and magazines
- Google Scholar (change country, for example, to find international material)
- Government information (customized Google search)
- Databases such as Canadian Business and Current Affairs and Web of Science
- Canadian Public Policy Collection
- Grey Net (an international directory of organizations in Grey Literature and a respository)
- Grey Literature Database - Canadian Evaluation Society
- Finding the Hard to Finds: Searching for Grey Literature (University of British Columbia)
Literature review writing guides
- 7 steps to a comprehensive literature review : a multimodal and cultural approach
- Systematic approaches to a successful literature review
- Consider depositing your data in Dataverse
- SPSS and Stata. The library offers a statistical consulting service to help students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and other researchers in the Carleton University community with their questions regarding quantitative data.
Graduate Student Open Access Award
$1000 award encourages Carleton graduate students to make their work more widely available on the internet by publishing research in open access journals.
ORCID is a digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, and automated links between you and your professional activities.
Citation-based metrics used for ranking journals. This may be important for:
- preparing your portfolio
- assesing the impact and quality of a journal relative to a particular discipline or field
- tenure and promotion in academic circles
Consult the Journal Rankings Help Guide for more information