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University of Portland Clark Library

Curriculum Involvement and Outcomes: Social Work

Explore the variety of University of Portland courses for which the Clark Library teaching librarians regularly provide instruction sessions.

SW 205 Library Outcomes

1. Students will be able to describe a peer-reviewed journal article.

2. Students will be able to list at least 2 options for obtaining search terms.

3. Students will be able to identify useful databases for social work research.

SW 214 Library Outcomes

1. Students will be able to recognize the variety of disciplines that intersect with their topic (psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, biology, neuroscience).

2. Students will be able to use the disciplinary databases to find relevant research articles.

3. Students will be able to use database thesauri to develop more precise searches.

4. Students will be able to use APA style to cite articles, including using DOIs.

5. Students will be able to use the RefWorks tool for citation management.

SW 481 Library Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify community profiling tools, e.g. Census data, SimplyAnalytics, Regional Equity Atlas.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate that they can obtain data from 2 of these tools.

Other courses that have had library instruction

SW 313:

1. Students will be able to identify at least two social work advocacy organizations.

2. Students will be able to identify at least one resource for locating policy affecting social work at each of the federal, state, and local (county or city) levels.

3. Students will be able to use social work and interdisciplinary databases to research the impact of policy.

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