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Social Work: Getting Started

Welcome!

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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askref@smsu.edu
or call
507/537-6176

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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.‚Äč

It's useful to browse the social sciences area of either the Reference Collection or the General Collection:  the entire H section.  Here's a breakdown of the sub-categories under "social sciences:" 

Another place to browse:

  • Information Plus Reference Series 
    Location: REF HN17.5
Here are a few examples: