Social Current’s Knowledge and Insights Center equips social sector professionals with the research and resources they need to stay current on emerging trends, implement practices, and advance organizational excellence.
The Knowledge and Insights Center includes both self-service and personalized support offerings. This resource portal contains:
- Resource Library: Curated by professional librarians, this extensive clearinghouse library contains thousands of catalog records in more than 20 topic collections and special content including issue briefs, literature reviews, and other materials on specific topics and issues.
- Research, Business, and Media Databases: The Knowledge and Insights Center connects to multiple databases that offer access to thousands of journals, business book summaries, news sources, and other publications.
- Social Work Research and Practice. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, a core journal in the field, is the official journal of Social Current. It offers peer-reviewed research, practice, and policy content. Online access includes over 100 years of articles and special issues that have defined the profession.
- Ask-a-Librarian Service: Social Current’s team of specialized librarians fulfill personalized information requests.
The Knowledge and Insights Center employs an evidence-first approach to scan and evaluate the knowledge base for requested topics, always assessing their scope, relevance, and utility. This includes working closely with subject matter experts to define specific questions to be answered, problems to be solved, or opportunities to uncover.
The Knowledge and Insights Center specializes in reviewing and evaluating information sources for credibility and thoroughness and systematizing the information in a way that professionals can quickly and easily understand.
What People are Saying about the Knowledge and Insights Center
“I’m thankful for the thoroughness of the resource list on the spectrum of issues involved in continuing health care reform and how our sector adapts.”
N. Ronquillo, president and CEO, Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois
“The assortment of materials on social media information and policies was great. The librarians always come through for us. It is a pleasure working with them!”
J. Walker, executive director, Family Services of Southeast Texas
“I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the librarians’ hard efforts in finding information on how to measure client satisfaction indirectly by gathering caregivers’ opinions.”
T. Lustig, Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service