Last week, you began searching in the Walden Library for peer-reviewed research articles on your social work topic of interest. What have you found so far? What is missing? Take stock of your search results and consider whether you need to adjust your search terms to expand your results or use limiters or filters to narrow them down.

The research process involves repeated consultation with the existing literature to understand what is known on the topic—and what is not known. The “not known,” in other words the gap, indicates the need for further investigation in the form of a research study.

For this Assignment, you continue searching in the Walden Library for five more peer-reviewed research articles. You also refine your use of APA style in your referencing.

To Prepare:

  • Review any feedback you have received on your Week 2 Library Searching Assignment and revise accordingly.
  • Search for at least three additional peer-reviewed research articles on your topic that have been published within the past 5 years.  

By Day 7

Submit your updated Library Searching document from last week, adding at least three new peer-reviewed research articles for a total of six.

  • Ensure that you have referenced the articles in APA Style.
  • Include a brief explanation of each article’s appropriateness to your topic.