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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
Washington University ChatGPT Beta Sandbox and AI Resources

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 1929.  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: https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hub_feeds/3649/feed_items/2215888 

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." https://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.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Washington University ChatGPT Beta Sandbox and AI Resources


Washington University ChatGPT Beta sandbox is compliant for use with sensitive data and WashU intellectual property, including information protected under HIPAA and FERPA. "The tool is now available to anyone with a WashU affiliation via WUSTL Key login at gpt.wustl.edu.
In order to provide you with a secure environment in which to explore generative AI with your sensitive data as quickly as possible, we have released this tool in Beta form, and as such it is not yet mobile-friendly and you may experience limited capacity or constraints on your utilization. If you experience issues, please provide feedback, be patient and try again – we need input from our user community to help identify issues and opportunities for improvement. The feedback form can also be found inside the tool’s sidebar menu."
"Visit it.wustl.edu/ai for a FAQ about the new sandbox environment and to learn more about using generative AI tools effectively and responsibly."

As a reminder, faculty and staff also have access to Bing Chat Enterprise at bing.com/chat or via the Microsoft Edge sidebar when logged in to an institutional Microsoft account. "It is important to understand that personally identifiable, confidential or sensitive information should not be entered into Bing Chat Enterprise as it does not meet HIPAA, FERPA or similar compliance requirements. The purpose of the new WashU ChatGPT tool is to fill that critical gap."

Artificial Intelligence Resources at WUSTL:
https://it.wustl.edu/ai/
https://ctl.wustl.edu/resources/chatgpt-and-ai-composition-tools/
https://ctl.wustl.edu/learningcenter/resources/chatgpt-and-other-ai-composition-tools-a-guide-for-students/