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Welcome to Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library!

This guide will help you to use the resources and services provided by the
Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library.

Introduction to the Library-this 7 minute tutorial will save you time and effort!

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Contact:
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please email me using the button above or call 305-899-3773.

Discovery Search

 

Using the library's discovery searching, you will be able to find most of the resources available from the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library,
including books and eBooks, journal articles, streaming audio/video, DVDs & videos, dissertations and theses, and much more.

Library Catalog

Use wildcards, boolean operators, limiters, and grouping for better results.
Visit the 'Help" or 'FAQ' links above for additional information.

HAPPY SEARCHING!

Tutorial: Library Catalog

Articles

Databases are online, searchable collections of information resources, such as journal article citations (often with the full-text attached), eBooks, videos, reports, monographs, etc.
Find resources about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more. Use limiters to narrow your results.

Frequently Used Databases

Evaluating Websites

There is a vast amount of information available on the Internet.  However, the Internet is not regulated by any agency, so anyone can post information that may not be reliable.  Therefore, it is important to evaluate the information before using it as a source.

The following websites will help with evaluating Internet sources:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

If an article is available in any of the Barry databases, the link Full-Text @ Barry Library will provide access to the full text. If an article is available through another source [PDF], [DOC], or [HTML] will be noted next to the article.

  • Always evaluate the source and content of any article before including it in your research paper.
  • Search Google Scholar when you are logged in to the Barry server in order to obtain the full text.

Check out this tutorial for helpful tips on using Google Scholar:

Books

Library Catalog

 

Type the keyword(s) you want to find. For example:

  • European history
  • behavior

Use wildcards, boolean operators, limiters, and grouping for better results.


To find books specifically, add Limits such as:

Location: Barry Main Library  and/or  Material Type: Printed Material

eBook Collections

Dissertation and Thesis Databases

Google Books

Google Books is a large, for the most part full text searchable, database with millions of scanned books from libraries or directly from publishers.

Google Book Search

Selected books from the library's collection

Use the 'Subject' or 'Category' in the catalog record to find additional materials related to the title.

Journals

eJournal Directory: Barry's Online Journals

Use the eJournal Directory link below to locate Barry's electronic journal collection either by title or subject.

When you find a journal title, the eJournal Directory lists the database(s) which include full-text articles for that journal. Some journals are included in more than one database. Before selecting a database, note the years that each database covers for that journal.

NOTE: The eJournal Directory allows you to search specific journals. To research a topic across many journals, search in a database that searches across many journals at once.

If an article you need is not available full-text online, you can request it using InterLibrary Loan. 

eJournals: some examples of journals in the directory

Newspapers

Newspapers

Reference

Background Information

Background information can be found in reference sources, online or in print, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.

  • Dictionaries contain brief definitions, usually only a sentence or two in length.
  • Encyclopedias provide a more in-depth description, usually a few paragraphs in length.
  • Handbooks contain descriptions that can be multiple pages and describe the development and future of a subject.

NOTE: below are examples of resources the Library offers. Use the catalog to conduct additional searches.

Dictionaries

Sourcebooks

For additional selections, choose a subject link to the right.

Encyclopedias

Videos

Streaming Video Databases

Videos in the Library

DSM-5

DSM 5

Related Information

Related Books

Testing Instruments

Test Instrument Databases

Measures Freely Available on the Internet

Selected books from the library's collection

Introduction to Social Work

Resource Objective

The resources available through this page are designed to assist in meetign the information and research needs for the following course description:

This course introduces students to social work as a profession. The history, values, and the development of social work as a profession are discussed. The course emphasizes 1) self-awareness and identity as a professional social worker, 2) an introduction to the effects of oppression on social and economic justice and 3) identifying the roles and functions of a professional social worker as a leader in promoting resilience in client systems.

Common Terminology

"social work"

"Social worker"

"Social work profession"

resilience

"Client systems"

oppression

"social justice"

"economic justice"

"history of social work"

 

Sample eBooks

Useful Websites and Resources

Association of Social Work Boards (Free resources)

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the nonprofit organization composed of and owned by the social work regulatory boards and colleges of 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all 10 Canadian provinces. They are the only nonprofit organization dedicated to social work regulation. Their mission is to strengthen protection of the public by providing support and services to member boards.

Useful Web Sites

Useful Web Sites

Datasets

Datasets & Statistics

Datasets and Statistics

Datasets & Statistics - What's the Difference? 

The difference is that datasets are presented to you in full - all available variables in one file - for you to manipulate, aggregate, and create descriptive statistics as needed.  Statistics are presented in an aggregate form already such as a table of frequencies, means, rates, or visualized as a chart or graph.

When would you use one over the other?

When you want quick facts for a presentation or paper (typically used to strengthen a point), you would use typically use readily-available or easily created statistics. Just make sure you cite them properly.  If you're planning to test a hypothesis, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy, assess the effect of a particular treatment - essentially anything that would require in-depth analysis - then you need a dataset.

Datasets

US Government Statistics

Florida Statistics

ACRL Web Links

Poverty/TANF/Welfare

Data on state and federal TANF funding from 1997 to the present.

Contains current and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty, and taxation.

This comprehensive resource includes basic information on how poverty is measured, poverty rates from the past year, and data for specific counties and states.

Social Work Employment

The site from the US department of labor includes salary data for social workers, and the number of social workers within the major specialities of the field.

Includes employment compensation and national estimates of professionals specializing in this area of social work.

Includes employment compensation and national estimates of professionals specializing in medical social work.

Includes employment compensation and national estimates of professionals focusing on children, families, and schools settings.

Children

The site provides datasets on adoption and foster care analysis and child abuse.

The National Juvenile Court Data Archive provides datasets on the activities of juvenile courts from around the country.

Includes basic census data pertaining to children.

The ACF includes policy and planning links to several statistical reports including statistics on adoption/foster care, child abuse, and Head Start programs.

Provides reports, charts, studies in topic area of child poverty.

Data archived on child welfare and maltreatment. Nearly all data sets are free and can be used for secondary analysis.

This site includes basic international statistics on issues such as HIV, education levels, and infant mortality

Mental Health

A division of the CDC, the National Center for Health Statistics has statistics on patients receiving out-patient mental health care, patients in hospitals, and mental illness data within nursing homes. It also includes data on suicide.

Features reports with data on methamphetamine use, emergency room visits due to substance abuse and mental health problems, and suicide rates.

Other

A comprehensive, up-to-date directory on crime statistics ranging from prison finance, arrests, public opinion, and the death penalty.

Current data income, health insurance coverage, and health care utilization for the United States population.

Statistics on homeownership, affordability, and housing vacancy data. The site also includes historical tables on crowding, rents, and homeownership by race.

Aged/Aging

Datasets and Statistics

Datasets & Statistics - What's the Difference? 

The difference is that datasets are presented to you in full - all available variables in one file - for you to manipulate, aggregate and create descriptive statistics as needed.  Statistics are presented in an aggregate form already such as a table of frequencies, means, rates, or visualized as a chart or graph.

When would you use one over the other?

When you want quick facts for a presentation or paper (typically used to strengthen a point), you would use typically use readily-available or easily created statistics (we have lots of table building tools).  Just make sure you cite them properly.  If you're planning to test a hypothesis, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy, assess the effect of a particular treatment - essentially anything that would require in-depth analysis - then you need a dataset.

Aging/Aged Statistics and Data

Datasets

Children, Youth, & Families

Featured Resources

Children, Youth, Families-Statistics and Data

Criminal Justice and Violence

Featured Resources

Criminal Justice and Violence-Statistics and Data

Human Development

Resource Objective

This course provides a social work context in introducing students to theories and theoretical models that explain reciprocal influences and risk and resilience in shaping human behavior. This course uses a developmental framework to examine growth and maturation over the life course with attention to the person-environment configuration. This course emphasizes the relevance of factors including culture, ethnicity, gender, social constructions of age, social norms, socioeconomic inequality, spirituality, sexual orientation, and trauma in influencing the outcomes of transactions between the person and the environment over time. Special attention is paid to the applicability of course content to social work practice in human service settings.

Suggested Search Terms

The following terms and phrases may be useful in single search topics or in combination with other terms.

"human development"

culture

ethnicity

gender

"social constructions of age"

"social norms"

"socioeconomic inequality"

spirituality

"sexual orientation"

"Multiple dimensions"

"Multiple dimension approach"

"Multifaceted social work"

Useful Articles

 II.

Collins KS, Strieder FH, DePanfilis D, et al. (2011). Trauma adapted family connections: reducing developmental and complex trauma symptomatology to prevent child abuse and neglect. Child Welfare, 90:29 

De Young AC, Kenardy JA, Cobham VE. (2011). Trauma in Early Childhood: A Neglected Population. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review,14:231-250. 

Main M, Hesse E, Hesse S. Attachment theory and research: Overview with suggested applications to child custody. (2011). Family Court Review, 49:426-463

Schore A, McIntosh J. (2011). Family law and the neuroscience of attachment, part I. Family Court Review, 49:501-512. 

Seskin L, Feliciano E, Tippy G, Yedloutschnig R, Sossin KM, Yasik A. (2010). Attachment and autism: parental attachment representations and relational behaviors in the parent-child dyad. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 38:949-960

Winsler A, Tran H, Hartman SC, Madigan AL, Manfra L, Bleiker C. (2008). School readiness gains made by ethnically diverse children in poverty attending center-based childcare and public school pre-kindergarten programs. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23:314-329

Winter, S.M., & Kelley, M.F. (2008). Forty years of school readiness research: what have we learned? Childhood Education, 84:260

III.

Allison KW, Edmonds T, Wilson K, Pope M, Farrell AD. (2011). Connecting youth violence prevention, positive youth development, and community mobilization. American Journal of Community Psychology, 48:8-20. 

Couvillon MA, Ilieva V. (2011). Recommended practices: A review of schoolwide preventative programs and strategies on cyberbullying. Preventing School Failure, 55:96-101. 

Ford JD, Connor DF, Cruise KR, Chapman J. (2012). Complex trauma and aggression in secure juvenile justice settings. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39:694-724. 

Feldman, J.B. (2012). Best practice for adolescent prenatal care: Application of an attachment theory perspective to enhance prenatal care and diminish birth risks, 29:151. 

Nebbitt V. Self-efficacy in African American adolescent males living in urban public housing. Journal of Black Psychology, 35:295-316.

Shilo G, Savaya R. (2011). Effects of family and friend support on LGB youths' mental health and sexual orientation milestones. Family Relations, 60:318-330.

 IV.

Belizaire LS, Fuertes JN. (2011). Attachment, coping, acculturative stress, and quality of life among Haitian immigrants. Journal of Counseling & Development, 89:89-97. 

Brown C. (2011). Vocational psychology and ex-offenders’ reintegration: A call for action. Journal of Career Assessment, 19:333-342.

Cline K, Juntunen CL. (2010). Culture and self in career development: Working with American Indians. Journal of Career Development, 37:391-410.

Jones CM. (2010). The moral problem of health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 100:S47-S51

Lindstrom, L., Doren, B. & Miesch, J. (2011). Waging a living: Career development and long-term employment outcomes for young adults with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 77:423.

Suess EA, Sandberg DA, Heaton JL. (2010). Attachment anxiety as a mediator of the relationship between interpersonal trauma and posttraumatic symptomatology among college women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25:33-49

 V.

Berzoff J. (2011). The transformative nature of grief and bereavement. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39:262- 

Pruchno RA, Wilson-Genderson M, Cartwright F. (2010). A two-factor model of successful aging. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 65:671-679. 

Ramsey, J.L. (2012). Spirituality and aging: Cognitive, affective, and relational pathways to resiliency. Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 32:131.

 Ryff, C.D., Friedman, E.M., Morozink, J.A., & Tsenkova, V. (2012). Psychological resilience in adulthood and later life: Implications for health. Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 32:73. 

Walsh, F. (2012). Successful aging and family resilience. Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 32:153 

Wight RG, LeBlanc AJ, de Vries B, Detels R. (2012). Stress and mental health among midlife and older gay-identified men. American Journal of Public Health, 102:503. 

Wortmann JH, Park CL. Religion/spirituality and change in meaning after bereavement: Qualitative evidence for the meaning making model. (2009). Journal of Loss and Trauma, 14:17-34.

 

Electronic Books

Ways of Knowing

Resource Objective

The resources on this page have been developed to support the learning objectives for the following course description:

This course introduces students to the basic processes of critical thinking and application to the assessment of client systems, social policy and research. Skills of critical appraisal and decision making within a bio-psycho-social framework are practiced with special attention to culturally based sources of knowledge.

Systematic vs Literature Reviews

Suggested Search Terms

Concept plus:

"culturally based knowledge"

"Empirical"

"Qualitative"

"Quantitative"

"Review article"

"Applied research"

"Participatory research"

"Evidence based research"

"Evidence based Practice"

"community assessment"

"positivism"

"interpretivism"

eg: "alcohol abuse" AND "qualitative" Note: Capitalise AND

eg: "gay community" AND "needs assessment" 

How to Identify "empirical" Research Articles

Question: How do I identify an empirical study?

Look for common sub-headings of an empirical research article:

  • Abstract - brief description of the study
  • Introduction - overview of the research issue, perhaps a short literature review
  • Method - description of the research methods
  • Results - outcomes of the measures of the study
  • Discussion- interpretations and implications of the study
  • References- citations of articles, books, and other sources used in the study

Language tends to use words such as methodology, outcomes, sample size, statistical analysis, etc.

Citations are frequent, and the length is substantive (often 10-30 pages).

How to Read a Research Article

How To Write Critique Papers

Literature Review Writing

Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams

Useful Research Links

Evidence Based Practice: Social Work Policy Institute
 
Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administation (SAMHSA)
 
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
 
National Institute of Health (NIH)
 
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
 
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
 
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
 
Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
National Partnership for Action (NPA)
 

Evidence Based Practice (useful Links)

Drug War Distortions
Harm Reduction Doesn’t Work
 
Brookings Institute
Demographics
 
Pentti Routio (August, 2007)
Models in the Research Process
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NCHHSTP State Profiles
 
Social Work Policy Institute
Evidence-based Practice
 
Promising Practices Network
What is an Evidence-Based Practice?
 
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice
 

Evidence Based Practice Databases with Systematic Reviews

Social Work Research e-Books

Exploring Qualitative Research

Introduction Designing Experiments

Organizing Quantitative Data

Inferential Statistics

Writing & Citing

Citation Research Guide

Everything you need to know to properly cite your sources!

Professional Writing For Social Work

Print Resources

NOTE: print books are unavailable while the library is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For updates on BarryU's actions, visit the the Emergency Preparedness page. Please contact me if you need any assistance with library services.

Glenn Hubert Writing Center
(305) 899-4577

Located in Garner 113, the Glenn Hubert Writing Center is a free resource available to help Barry University students, faculty, and alumni to improve their writing skills and become better writers. The Writing Center staff of professional tutors, provides students with recommendations and suggestions on organization, structure, content, grammar, and documentation.

Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL is the foremost writing assistance resource. You will find a multitude of resources detailing all aspects of research and writing.

Am I Plagiarizing?

Social Work Macro and Policy Practice

Related References

Urban Renewal

On Building a Windmill

How I Harnessed the Wind

Tales of Passion

Kids Transformed By Music

Social Work Policy Resources

Leadership, Advocacy, Policy Resources

Resource Objective

The resources on this page are targeted toward meeting the needs of the following course description:

This course prepares advanced clinical social workers to work within the context of human service organizations and the social welfare policy arena on behalf of individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities. Focus is on developing competencies aimed at stimulating change in agencies/organizations and communities that will promote social and economic justice. Advanced skills taught in this course include policy analysis, program development and evaluation, assessment of leadership style, advocacy, planning, linking and lobbying.

Terminology

The following terms and phrases may be useful in single search topics or in combination with other terms.

"economic justice"

"economic environment"

"Social justice"

evaluation

assessment

advocacy

planning

lobbying

policy

empowerment

leadership

 

Current Legislation

Social Work Policy Resources

Policy Ebooks

Useful Print Books

U.S. Government Resources

Videos: Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals