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SOCW351 (Child Welfare): Home

This guide includes print and electronic resources and instruction that will aid students in child welfare policy research. This guide was originally created by Michelle Spomer.

APU Syllabus

A syllabus for this course is provided below for your convenience.

Other APU Guides

Other Online Guides

Like this guide? You might also find the following guides useful (keep in mind that these guides are not APU-specific): 


Child Welfare

This subject guide is meant as a complement to the child welfare course, and will provide various tools and resources to help students in their studies and assignments.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you'd like to arrange a research appointment with me. My contact information is below my profile picture.

Happy researching!

Guide Sections

Where Do I Start?

One of the best ways to get your feet wet in researching a particular topic is to find an introductory resource that will give you a good overview of a subject. This section will help you to find reference materials and other resources to get you started in your research. In addition to the 'Where Do I Start?' page, there are two sub-pages that will help with finding particular Bible resources:

Find Books

APU has a large collection of books, periodicals and other media, all of which were selected in order to provide you with the resources you'll need for your coursework and class assignments. In this section, you will find Search Everything boxes and information for using APU's online library catalog and LINK+ (an online catalog for 60+ libraries). There is also a link for another guide that will help you find the best library resources for your topic:

Find Journal Articles

Journal articles are often the best place to find more current information on a particular topic. This section will equip you to find the best databases and to successfully use them for your research.

Find Internet Info

Finding credible, authoritative Internet resources can be difficult. You will find not only relevant websites in this section, but also tools that will help you be a better searcher.

APA Citations

Need help with APA citation style? Then this is the section for you.

APU Libraries Website

This is simply a link that takes you right to the APU Libraries homepage, where you can use the library catalog, journal article databases, etc.

Your Librarian

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Liz Leahy
James L. Stamps Theological Library,
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, CA 91702