Welcome to the library's research guide for Social Work. We hope this guide will help you discover and use the wealth of information resources provided by the library. Librarians can assist you further, also. We hope to hear from you!
Dictionary Word or Entry of the Week
meta-analysis: "The assessment of the outcome of a study by systematically reviewing the findings across similar studies."
Meta-analysis. (2003). In R. L. Barker, The social work dictionary (5th ed., p. 271). Washington, DC: NASW Press. Reference HV 12 .B37 2003
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NASW Encyclopedia of Social Work Online
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