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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 422

Begin your research by consulting your textbook and course readings.  You may find information about the "Social Welfare Movement" to provide background and context.  You can also begin to record keywords that may be helpful when searching Library Resources for supplemental books and articles.

Next, try searching the Reference ebook databases available through the Rasmussen College Online Library (Click on "Find eBooks" in the lower left corner).  Try using keywords such as "social welfare" or "social welfare movement" to gather background information.  The best reference databases to search are:

Once you have background information, you may want to search for books and articles on the topic.  Recommended databases are:

Below is a screenshot of a database search in Discovery All-in-One Search.  Enter search terms in the textbox at the top of the page and click Search.

On the results page, use the tools in the left column to focus your results.  Click on the PDF or HTML links below the titles to view the resources in full text.