Social Work Resource Guide

Find Case Studies

Case Study: A method of evaluation by examining systematically many characteristics of one individual, group, family, or community usually over an extended period.  Retrieved from: Barker, R. (2003). The Social Work Dictionary. Washington D.C.: National Association of Social Workers.  Located in Reference at HV12 B37 2003.

  To find case studies in print:

  1. Go to the OneSearch Station:  http://library.csuchico.edu/
  2. Type “case studies” and type either a general topic (i.e. Social Work, Counseling) or a specific topic (i.e. elderly care, solution-focused therapy). 
  3. Click “” and you should see a list of results.    If not, you may need to either broaden your search or try different keywords.

 To find case studies online:

1.        Search  Databases:  http://library.calstate.edu/chico/databases/subject/social-work

2.        Find a database which pertains to your specific major and/or the topic you are searching.

3.        In the advanced search engine, type in your topic on the first line and “case studies” on the second line.

4.        Click “search” and you should see a list of results.   If not, you may need to either broaden your search or try different keywords.

 

NOTE:    Both PsycINFO and Academic Search Premier have case study searching built into the advanced search.    This is found in either “Document Type” (Academic Search Premier) or “Form/Content Type” (PsycINFO).     Therefore, with these databases, only include the search topic in the keyword searching area.

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