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Social Work Research Guide

This subject guide provides academic support and resources for students conducting research in the area of Social Work.

About this Guide

Cover image of Adventures in Social Research bookFind Books

You can find a varied selection of print and online Social Work books by typing in keywords about your topic in Central Search on the Find Books page. Books can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic. 

Reference refers to encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches. Add the word 'reference' to your search.


Cover image of American Journal of SociologyFind Articles

Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are sources for information on current social issues and recent sociological studies. Access subscription library databases  under the Find Articles page.  You can also search the online availability of your favorite social work journals.  


Find Internet Sources

The internet can provide a wealth of good information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Look under the Find Internet Sources page for a list of recommended sites. Always be sure to evaluate what you find on the internet.


Other helpful pages include tips on how to Evaluate your Sources, Cite Your Sources using APA, and how to Get Help.

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