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Social Work

Research guide for social work.

Reference databases

Use these databases to locate general, introductory information about topics. These are a good place to get started if you need background information.

If you have questions about how to best use any of them, please contact the Reference Desk for help.

Social Workers' Desk Reference

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Encyclopedia of Social Work


Encyclopedia of Social Work eBook Essential resources for all concepts in social work practice, including evidence-based practice, trauma, disaster, and demographic changes. Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.