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Social Work 172

Helpful links and search tips for SOWK 172 - Human Service Ethics and Experience

Syllabus Sources on Ethics

Suggested Search Terms

Try using these search terms, or combinations of terms, within library databases. This list may help you get started, it is by no means complete!

  • ethic* (asterisk captures ethics, ethical, ethically)
  • ageism
  • competence
  • confidentiality
  • client relation*
  • cultural sensitivity
  • decision making
  • disabilities
  • documentation
  • dual relation*
  • informed consent
  • (professional or practitioner) AND impairment
  • paternalism
  • privacy
  • racism
  • same sex relation*
  • self-determination
  • sexism
  • sexual relation*
  • whistle*
    (as in employee whistle-blowing)

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What is a peer reviewed journal?

Peer-reviewed journals (also called "scholarly" or "academic" journals) contain original research articles within a specific subject domain.

These articles are reviewed by other experts before publication and share many or all of these qualities:

  • List authors' names, email addresses, and affiliations (e.g. Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney)
  • Use section headers (these may vary): Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion
  • Include tables or figures of statistical data
  • Cite references to other quality sources

Here are two examples:

NOTE: Some peer-reviewed journals will include literature reviews, book reviews, and opinion essays. None of these present original research however!

This table summarizes the differences between peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, but please ask a librarian if you have further questions!

Books and E-Books on Social Work Ethics