Subject Guide - Social Work


Selected Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

The social work dictionary
HQBROWN Reference    HV12 .B37 1999

Encyclopedia of social work
HQBROWN Reference     HV35 .S6

Encyclopedia of aging: A comprehensive resource in gerontology and geriatrics
HQBROWN Reference     HQ1061 .E53 2001

Online Reference Resources

EBSCO eBook Collection [off-campus
Electronic books (e-books) with an imprint earlier than 2005 on many academic subjects. This collection was formerly known as NetLibrary..

Indexes/Abstracts & Online Databases


SocINDEX [off-campus
Index, abstracts, and full text for articles and other publications in sociology. Also covers all subdisciplines of sociology.

Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the social sciences.

Academic Search Complete [off-campus]
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

SIRS Researcher [off-campus]
General full text covering social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Selected Web Resources

U. S. Department of Health & Human Services
The agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

National Association for Social Workers (NASW)
NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. 

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides access to information resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Economic Success Clearinghouse (formerly Welfare Information Network)
Provides resources on a wide range of issues related to social welfare

The Brookings Institute
Provides current research and policy solutions which focuses on the well-being of America's children and their families.

Sponsored by the WorldBank, the site provides information on poverty measurement, monitoring, and analysis.