ERIC Number: EJ940492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Navigating the Shoals: Legal Research, Social Policy, and Social Work Students
Bellard, Eloise M.
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v26 n1 p25-37 2007
Imparting practical legal knowledge and skills to social workers is a growing concern for social work educators. The rigorous social work curriculum, especially at the graduate level, leaves little room for basic legal research instruction to be included. This article documents some of the difficulties associated with legal research in an academic library and offers librarians and social work students some guidance in using secondary tools for locating and analyzing statutes and case law.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Social Work, Professional Education, Laws, Research, Databases, Encyclopedias, Periodicals, Publications, Web Sites, Adoption, Library Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
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