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Library resources for research and study in Social Work
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This guide will help you discover and use the wealth of information resources provided by the library. If you don't find what you need or aren't sure where to begin, contact us!


NASW Encyclopedia of Social Work (online editon)

When you need an overview, background information, or want to browse for topic ideas...

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Encyclopedia of Social Work
National Assn. of Social Workers and Oxford Univ. Press. Continuously updated; allows 3 simultaneous users.


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Key Databases for Social Work

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  • Social Work Abstracts  Icon  Icon
    (1960- ) Selected full text for over 500 social work and human services journals. Produced by National Assn. of Social Workers. Eight-user limit; if unavailable, try again later.
  • Social Services Abstracts  Icon
    (1975- ) Provides abstracts for articles in over 1,300 journals. Use "check for possible full text" links to determine whether article is available from another source.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text  Icon  Icon
    (1880- ) Selected fulltext for over 860 journals in sociology and related fields, including social work, plus books, book chapters, and conference papers.
  • More article databases...

Basic Search Tips

Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
addict or addicted or addiction
addict*     [finds addict, addicts, addicting, addicted, etc.]

Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
social workers and burnout

Find less with NOT:
twelve step* not alcohol*

Find less by selecting limiters (peer-reviewed, date, etc.).

General Resources

Find articles, books and more with OneSearch

Sample search:
"critical thinking" AND ("higher education" OR college*)
Select limiters (articles from scholarly publications, etc.) on results screen.

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