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    Slide 1:Introduction to Human Services

    Resources and Research Strategies September 20, 2007 Dr. Marian Mattison, Introduction to Human Services, SW 101 Janice Schuster Coordinator of Reference Services Phillips Memorial Library Providence College 401-865-2631 office; 401-865-2581 information station jschustr@providence.edu; IM: AIM, Yahoo, MSN: PCLibChat

    Slide 2:About the library: Collections

    Approx. 340,000 books and bound periodical volumes 1,650 current print periodical titles; Access to over 32,000 full-text electronic journals. Over 100 bibliographic and full-text electronic databases.

    Slide 3:About the library: Services

    Reference assistance: 401-865-2581 Email reference: reference@providence.edu Individualized research appointment: refappt@providence.edu IM a PC librarian: AIM, Yahoo, MSN: PCLibChat

    Slide 4:Find your way guide to

    Social work (direct) Brief, introductory guide to research in social work From the library's home page, click on For students, Instruction services, Find your way series, scroll down to and click on Social work

    Slide 5:Social Work Abstracts (direct)

    Contains references to articles in the professional literature of the social work field. References from 1977 to the present. From the library's home page, click on For current users, PC databases by A-Z, then scroll down and click on name of database Example: homeless elderly

    Slide 6:Social Sciences Abstracts (direct)

    Interdisciplinary index to social science periodicals published from 1983+ From the library's home page, click on For current users, PC databases by A-Z, then scroll down and click on name of database Example: homeless veterans

    Slide 7:Social Services Abstracts

    Current research focused on social work, human services and related areas Abstracts only From the library's home page, click on For current users, PC databases by A-Z, then scroll down and click on name of database Example: homeless families with children

    Slide 8:Sociological Abstracts

    International literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences from 1963 to the present From the library's home page, click on For current users, PC databases by A-Z, then scroll down and click on name of database Example: homeless youth

    Slide 9:PsycInfo (direct)

    Summaries of journal articles and other resources psychology. Includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as sociology From the library's home page, click on For current users, PC databases by A-Z, then scroll down and click on name of database Example: homeless with addictions and mental disorders

    Slide 10:Academic Search Premier (direct)

    Access to scholarly journals including social work and related disciplines From the library's home page, click on For current users, PC databases by A-Z, then scroll down and click on name of database homelessness in general

    Slide 11:If the full article is available, clicking on the @PC icon should take you directly to the article. Otherwise, a screen will appear that shows options for locating the article Article might be available: online in print journals at the library from other HELIN libraries via interlibrary loan

    Slide 12:HELIN Catalog: What it is

    Higher Education Library Information Network Access to books, journals, magazines, and newspapers at 11 academic and 14 health sciences libraries in RI More about HELIN

    Slide 13:HELIN catalog: How to use it

    Direct From the library's home page, click on HELIN Library catalog under Current users Click on Title, Author, Keyword, etc Restrict to PC Use InRhode to access Browns holdings

    Slide 14:If you need further help

    Janice Schuster Coordinator of Reference Services Phillips Memorial Library Providence College 401-865-2631 office; 401-865-2581 information station jschustr@providence.edu; IM: AIM, Yahoo, MSN: PCLibChat