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Social Work

Welcome to the Social Work Subject Guide.

Audience: CUAA BSW students

Help Available: Contact your librarian with Ask a Librarian, call 734-995-7454, or stop by the reference desk on-campus.

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APA Citation Style Guide

SocINDEX with Full Text (Ebsco)
Comprehensive sociology research database.

Sociology Database (ProQuest)
Coverage of the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Anthropology, sociology, political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Broad range in psychology, behavioral sciences, anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational and experimental methods, psychiatry and psychology, child and adolescent psychology, and counseling

Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

Public Health Database (ProQuest)

Database Tutorials

Using Databases

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
See Finding Journal Articles for instructions on finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles.

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  E-Journals Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
  3. Click on the Journal’s title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Search for books and ebooks in Primo.


For General instructions: Finding Books Guide

Library of Congress Call Numbers

HV Social Services


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Encyclopedia Of Social WorkREF HV 35 .S6
Social Work Student’s Research HandbookeBook
Social Workers Desk ReferenceREF HV 40 .S6464 2015

Professional Organizations


American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Information on certification and national practice standards

Background Information

Social Work Education

Research Nonprofits Online

Other Websites

Video Tutorials

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