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A Social Work Research Guide

Social work research guide

Boxes on This Conducting Research/Publishing Page

Here are links to the boxes on this Conducting Research/Publishing page.  The links will quickly jump the screen to the boxes of information.
Conducting Research
Publishing and Scholarly Communications
NIH Public Access Policy
Copyright Information

Conducting Research

Publishing and Scholarly Communications

The library catalog has resources related to publishing.  Consider searching for the following subject headings: Academic Writing,  Authorship,  Report Writing,  Scholarly Publishing,  Written Communication.  In general, authorship can be found in call numbers PN 101-245.  General academic writing can be found in call numbers PN 146-147, 151, 160-161 and PE 1408.  Publishing related to a specific discipline can be found in the call numbers for the discipline.  For example, publishing psychology articles can be found in call number BF 76.8.  Click here to search the library catalog

NIH Public Access Policy

Did you receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds or grants? Did you use equipment or facilities that received NIH funds or grants?  Your peer-reviewed article probably needs a PMCID number.  Without the PMCID number, you may be denied future funding.  (Federal law PL 110-161, Division G, Title 2, section 218)  Use the resources below for more information.

Copyright Information

Copyright law provides rights for reproducing and distributing works.  Internet items are copyright protected.  Investigate whether your intended use of an item requires permission.  You do not need permission to use items that were published before 1924.  You do not need permission to use U.S. federal government created items.  Properly cite the resources that you use.  Use of a test/measure without proper copyright permission may result in criminal convictions, fines, and/or retractions.  Here is a good example of one copyright holder's actions: http://retractionwatch.com/2017/01/26/use-research-tool-without-permission-youll-hear/ 

Copyright Terminology:
PUBLIC DOMAIN: "...no longer under copyright protection...Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner." http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html 

CREATIVE COMMONS: You do not need the copyright holder's permission as long as you abide by the license's restrictions.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/