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Social Service Worker

Annotated Bibliography

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • a list of citations to books, articles, and documents
  • each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph
  • purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited

EXAMPLES from the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph:

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • peer reviewed or refereed articles are evaluated by experts in the same field before publication
  • this ensures high quality research
  • use DISCOVER link below to start your search and filter for:
  • journal article 
  • view online
  • peer-review

 

Book Chapters

Book Chapters

  • search DISCOVER for books and filter for book chapter under the Content Type heading from the left-hand side of the page

Government Publications

Government and Agency Documents

What are government publications

  • these are reports produced by government bodies

How to find government publications

  • government publications are often published on government websites
  • go onto government websites and see if they post a ‘resources’ or ‘reports’ link
  • try limiting your search to government websites by putting site.:gov at the end of your search an example would be:

"foster care" site.:gov

 

 

Position Paper from Advocacy and/or Consumer Groups

Position Papers

What is are position papers

  • a written report outlining someone's attitude or intentions regarding a particular matter
  • position papers are often put out by service organizations, advocacy groups and coalitions

How to find position papers

  • begin your search by finding advocacy groups and coalitions working for your service population
  • go onto agency websites and see if they post a ‘resources’ or ‘reports’ link
  • try to google ‘position paper’ along with the area of interest is another option
  • try limiting your search to specific sites such as organizations, governments, and educational institutions

EXAMPLE: 

Search Google with these operators:

“foster care” site:.org

"foster care" site:.edu 

"foster care" site:.gov 

 

 

Social Service Agency Publications

Social Service Agency Publications  

What is a social service agency

  • these are reports by agencies serving specific populations in the  social services sector
  • research agencies serving your population

How to find social service agency publications

  • agency publications are often published on agency websites
  • go onto agency websites and see if they post a ‘resources’ or ‘reports’ link
  • look for annual reports as well as brochures, newsletters, etc. 
  • read mission / vision statements to learn about the agency
  • try limiting your search to a specific site such as organizations
  • try using Toronto 211 http://www.211toronto.ca/ to find relevant agencies

EXAMPLE:

Search Google with these operators:

“foster care” site:.org

 

 

 

Legislation

A law or set of laws made by a government

EXAMPLE:

The Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services administers some of the following legislation:

  • Child and Family Services Act, R.S.O 1990, c. C.11
  • Day Nurseries Act, R.R.O 1990, c. D.2
  • Intercountry Adoption Act, 1998, S.O 1998, c. 29
  • Ministry of Correctional Services Act, R.S.O 1990, c. M.22
  • Rescuing Children from Sexual Exploitation Act, 2002, S.O 2002, Chap. 5
  • Child and Family Services Act
  • Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
  • Indian Welfare Services Act
  • Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997
  • Ontario Immigration Act