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Social Work

Why Use Background Information?

Looking for information on the context or history of your topic? Use the resources on this page for background and general information on social work topics

Trying to choose or refine your topic? See the Information Literacy Microcourse Module A: Forming a Research Question to learn techniques for developing a research focus and using background information to narrow and refine your topic. 

(Note: Information Literacy Microcourse is available only to WMU students and employees. WMU faculty and staff will need to register here to access the Microcourse)

Background Information Sources