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SOC W 500

This guide is designed specifically to help you find resources related to your historical analysis paper.


This Guide was especially designed for the SOCW 500 class. Feel free to use the resources linked here for your research projects. For additional resources related to Social Work check out the Social Work Toolkit. Please contact me if you would like to consult on topics, search strategies, citation management tools, etc.


Media Resources

Trying to find a recent media article or podcast that explicitly links historic and contemporary exclusionary policies/practices or work for social justice? You can look into these resources:

New York Times

Huffington Post




Biography Resources

Critical Annotated Bibliography

There are several sources on how to write a Critical Annotated Bibliography.

A good general one is the Purdue Online Writing Lab. However, the example there is for a more general annotation. A better summary of a Critical Annotated Bibliography is here. In your assignment, you should cover the following:

1. A brief bio of the author, including which institution they are associated with.

2. How was the book or scholarly article received? Look for reviews and summarize them. This is important to give context to the material. How many times has the article been cited? Where? (You can find where they were cited in Web of Science, Scopus or Google Scholar)

3. Explain in a paragraph or two how this particular resource addresses your research, answers your research question and/or informs you on the topic.



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