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A Social Work Research Guide

Social work research guide

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Brown School Library Sessions

Feel free to attend the following Brown School Library sessions.  The sessions offer hands-on instruction. 
Feel free to schedule a one-on-one session if the times below are not convenient for you.
A list of Brown School Library sessions with calendar icons is available at:
https://wustl.libcal.com/calendar/brownschoollibrary

Canvas Tips for Using Course Reserves
     Learn how to find and use the Brown School course reserves located in the Canvas system. 
          Please email the Library Associate for a one-on-one or small group appointment. brownlibrary@wustl.edu
Catalog of Library Materials
     Learn how to search the catalog, request WUSTL items, set up a reading history, and renew checked out items.  No registration needed.
          By appointment
Don’t Sign Your Rights Away: Author's Rights
     Hope to publish an article in the future? Learn how to retain your copyrights so you can freely use your own work for teaching, scholarly, and professional activities.  Otherwise, you may have to pay the publisher in order to use your own work.  Learn about WUSTL's open access repository for articles. No registration needed.
          By appointment
Evidence-Based Resources
     Learn about the evidence-based resources.  Covers evidence-based databases, websites, and filters.  These resources should save you some time when doing evidence-based assignments.  No registration needed.
          By appointment
Finding Similar Phrases
     Learn how to find similar phrases in order to expand your database search.  Covers the research guide tab, database thesauri, database words, and a thesaurus.  No registration needed.
          By appointment
GIS Week in November  (Geographic Information Systems)
          Expected November, 2021.    
Green Get-It Button: Tips and Tricks
     How to use the green get-it button to access the full text and what to do when the full text doesn't display.  No registration needed.
          By appointment.
Library Resources After Graduation
     Learn about the library resources that are available to you after you graduate.
          By appointment.
Medline via PubMed: A Fantastic, Free Health Database
     Learn how to effectively search PubMed for public health, psychological, and therapeutic information. Covers MeSH searching, applying limits, using the search history, changing the results display, accessing full text, using the evidence-based clinical queries, and more.  No registration needed.
          By appointment.
REDCap Workshops
     REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases and surveys. These workshops cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced level topics. Anyone interested is invited to attend the workshops and learn about REDCap and how to use it to collect and manage research data.  Register for Zoom link: https://becker.wustl.edu/classes/redcap-workshops/
     REDCap Workshop - Introduction to REDCap part 1, August 5, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
     REDCap Workshop - Introduction to REDCap part 2, August 12, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
     REDCap Workshop - Survey Setup and Distribution, August 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
     REDCap Workshop - Longitudinal Projects, August 26, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Search Strategies for Database Searching  
     Learn about the basic search strategies and use them in a database search in order to find relevant articles. Covers Boolean Operators, truncation, phrase searching, field qualification, proximity operators, using the search history, and applying limits. No registration needed.  
          By appointment
Social Explorer Census & Social Statistics    
     Learn how to use Social Explorer for census and social statistics.  Generate maps.  Overview of the 2010 census and the American Community Survey.  Produce statistical reports through the Premade, Keyword, and table features (age, race, households, education, income, etc.).  No registration needed.
          By appointment
Social Welfare/Policy Library Resources    
     Learn about library resources that may help you with your social welfare/policy assignments. Covers Congress.gov, ProQuest Congressional, CQ Researcher, PAIS, and more.  No registration needed.
          By appointment
Teaching with ArcGIS Online
     This session is for faculty who would like to learn how the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform can be used to enable Storymapping, shared spatial data editing, or mobile mapping. We will introduce the AGOL platform and show some of the most common academic applications. Current WashU faculty will discuss using this platform in their classes.
          August 4, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please register for Zoom password: https://library.wustl.edu/events/teaching-with-arcgis-online/
Tour the Brown School Library    
     Take a walking tour of the Brown School Library and learn where the resources are located.  No registration needed.         
          Suspended
Using Python for Basic Data Visualization
     This workshop will introduce basic data visualization in Python. Attendees will learn how to create simple Python plots using the Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly Express libraries.
          August 3,  10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Please register for Zoom password: https://becker.wustl.edu/civicrm/?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=398
What You Need to Know: Library 101 in 30 Minutes
     Learn about the library's most important services and resources in 30 minutes.  Start the semester with helpful information!  No registration needed.
          By appointment
Zotero Citation Manager
     Learn how to use Zotero to organize citations and create APA bibliographies.  No registration needed.
          By appointment
Here is the above list in chronological order:
August 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Using Python for basic data visualization
August 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Teaching with ArcGIS Online
August 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., REDCap Workshop - Introduction to REDCap part 1
August 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., REDCap Workshop - Introduction to REDCap part 2
August 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., REDCap Workshop - Survey Setup and Distribution
August 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., REDCap Workshop - Longitudinal Projects

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Brown School Library Session Handouts