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Social Work: Getting Started


This guide is designed to help you locate resources about the topic of social work. Use the tabs across the top to get information about different resources you can utilize. As always, if you have questions, please contact a Librarian. We're here to help!

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Electronic Reference Resources

Print Reference Resources

A great place to start your research is in Reference Books. These are kept on the 3rd floor of the SMSU McFarland Library and are for in-house use only. A Reference Librarian is available to assist you during most hours the library is open.

  • Dictionary of the Social Sciences 
    Location: REF H41 .D53 2002
  • Information Plus Reference Series 
    Location: REF HN17.5
  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
    Location: REF HN59.2 .E343 2011 v.1-4
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work 
    Location: REF HV12 .E53 2008 v.1-4