If you need background information or help narrowing a topic, use the background and references listed on the Social Work subject guide.
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Depending on your topic, other research guides may have an even more comprehensive list of relevant indexes and databases. Here are links to some that may be useful for social research. The Social Work guide has a section on Evidence-Based Practice.