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.
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.
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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