Skip to Main Content

SOCW 511: Introduction to Social Work

This guide is designed to help introduce research skills for social workers.


Welcome to the course guide for SOCW 511 - this resource is designed to help introduce you to graduate level research skills for social work. 


Research Support:

  1. Arielle Lomness - Social Work Subject Librarian, available for in-person and Zoom appointments or by email
  2. Library Service Desk - in-person help 
  3. AskAway - provincial online quick question support
  4. Library website -

Writing Support:

  1. Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC) - in-person appointments

Library Services


The Okanagan Library and the Commons hours are available on our website.

Study Rooms

Available for small or large group, study rooms must be booked in advance of use. Study rooms are available in both the Library and the Commons. 

Access & Borrowing

Borrowing in Person

Your UBC Card is your Library card

Connecting from Home

You'll need your Campus-wide Login (CWL) to login or borrow electronic resources from the library. 

You may now be required to use third-party authentication when using UBC resources. 

Borrowing from outside the Library

You can order materials from Vancouver using Document Delivery and from outside of UBC using InterLibrary Loan

Learning Outcomes

The session will instruct students to...

  1. Seek help in the Library - and the services available.
  2. Select appropriate resources of use in Social Work practice and education. 
  3. Construct search strategies to locate literature. 
  4. Evaluate sources found for usefulness in assignments and in practice. 
  5. Organize findings using citation management tools.