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What's In This Guide

This page lists key resources for most practicum placements. Use the tabs to navigate to pages with resources for specific areas of focus, such as mental health or school social work.

Key Resources for All Practicum Areas

Background information

Journal articles


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Resources for clinical practice

Evidence-Based Practices

Tips for searching

If you are searching in a database for articles describing evidence-based and best practices, consider the following:

Try including the phrases "best practice," "promising practice," "evidence-based practice," or EBP (with the quotes) as part of your keywords.

For example, if you're researching family violence prevention, a keyword search might start like this:

("best practice" OR "evidence-based practice" OR EBP) AND ("family violence" OR "domestic violence") AND prevention


Need help with building a search?

Read our guide on Boolean searching to learn how to build powerful searches like the example above.

Other resources

The Social Worker's Desk Reference defines evidence-based practice and outlines it a 5-step process, including tips for locating EBPs:

Additional resources include:

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