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SOCW 5395 Integrative Seminar


Encyclopedias, along with textbooks, give good overview information about a client or population. They can help you determine the population most impacted by a social issue as well as relevant policies, timelines, and other important information to consider. 

Search broadly for things like "substance use" or "adolescents."


Data sources help you build a case regarding the prevalence of a social issue among your chosen population or among the population as a whole. This shows evidence of the need for an intervention.


Perform a scoped Google search for statistical information online. Here's an example of a search that is limited to .gov webpages:

Search: Dallas homeless statistics site:gov

Other endings:



Google Web Search