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Journals (Print)

When you are involved in research you should include information from scholarly journals. The articles are written by scholars and experts in the subject area.

  1. Administration in Social Work
  2. Community Care
  3. Families in Society
  4. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
  5. Social Work



Herbie - Card Catalog (link to the online catalog)                                                                                                                                         

eBooks on EBSCO( a collection of electronic books)


EBSCOhost / Academic Search Premier

JSTOR campus access only 


Associations & Organizations on the Web

National Association of Social Workers

Council on Social Work Education

Social Work Search

Society for Social Work & Research

U.S. Census Bureau



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Reference Books

Reference books are a good place to begin a research project. Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks provide background information and can also point to other resources. Key titles are listed below.This is not a comprehensive guide but it can serve as a starting point.

Encyclopedia of Social Work and Supplements (REF HV 35.S6 )

Social Workers’ Desk Reference (REF HV 40.S6464 2002)

Social Work Speaks: NASW Policy Statements 2003-2006 (REF HV 88.N686 2003)

Social Work Dictionary ( REF HV12 .B37 2003)

Essentials of Child Welfare (REF HV 741.E39 2003)

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History  (REF HV12 .E497 2005)

Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups  (REF HV45 .E53 2009)



Circulating Books

Social Work books from our circulating collection are shelved on the second floor. The table below highlights some major topics and areas of research.



Call Number range

Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare

HV 1 – HV 9960

Social Service, Social Work, Charity                          Organization and practice

HV 40 – HV 69

International Social Work

HV 544.5

The Family, Marriage, Women

HQ 1 – HQ 2044


HV 701 – HV 1420.5


HV 1450 – HV 1494

People With Disabilities

HV 1551 – HV 3024


Use the library’s online catalog, available at , to search more systematically for books on particular topics.



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