Information for Clinical Social Work Practice: A Potential Solution

Gary Holden, Kathleen Barker, Gary Rosenberg, Joe Cohen

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The field of social work requires knowledgeable, skilled and self-confident professionals. We assume that many of these social workers will have less than optimal access to professionally relevant information, within and outside of their workplaces. We also assume that they, like others searching for information, will have a limited set of search skills yet will want to obtain the information for practice they need as easily as possible. Finally, we assume they will continue turning to the Internet to access relevant information. This paper describes Information for Practice (IP), an Internet service designed for social work practitioners based on these assumptions. Data regarding use of this service are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-174
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Social Work Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Evidence based practice
  • Grey literature
  • Internet
  • Knowledge dissemination
  • Literature review
  • Literature search
  • Practice guidelines
  • Self-efficacy
  • Translational research
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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