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Information Technology and Oppressed Populations: Integration or Isolation?

Use of information technology (IT) is skyrocketing as more individuals each day utilize e-mail and the world-wide-web (WWW). Social workers, in particular, are using IT in education, practice, and research. Social work sites such as the New Social Worker Magazine, Social Work Cafe, and the Social Work Access Network (SWAN) are accessed by a large number of visitors on a daily basis (Grant & Grobman, 1998).