[University of South Alabama]

Social Work

Selected Resources

http://library.southalabama.edu

October 2008
(251) 460-7025
Kathy Jones & Cubie Joor

The following is a basic list of library resources.  Please ask at the reference desk for assistance in using these resources or in locating additional information.  You may also contact us by e-mail webref@southalabama.edu or call the number listed above.

LOCATING JOURNAL OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON YOUR TOPIC:

Use the indexes below to identify articles on specific topics as well as locate full text electronic articles, essays and chapters in books. Indexes are located on Library Homepage under Articles, Indexes, Databases unless otherwise noted.

Social Work Abstracts Plus (SilverPlatter)
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)
Sage Journals Online
JSTOR
PsycINFO (EBSCO)
PsycARTICLES (EBSCO)
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac)
Education Research Complete (EBSCO)
ScienceDirect
ERIC (EBSCO)
Wiley InterScience
Periodicals Archive Online
LexisNexis Academic.
Can search “Major Papers” or “Magazines and Journals” or for a variety of legal materials.
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Child Welfare Information Gateway
National Conference on Social Welfare Proceedings (1874-1982)
AgeLine.  
A public internet site that summarizes social gerontology and aging-related articles, books and reports. Links to full text or purchasing information provided in some cases.
Article1st (FirstSearch)
Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
CQ Researcher
Opposing Viewpoints Resources Center

ACCESS TO JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Our Journal List on the University homepage will show if the library has a print subscription or electronic access to articles. Dates for electronic access are given. Check SOUTHcat: USA Libraries Catalog to determine dates for print holdings.

 LOCATING BOOKS OR DISSERTATIONS ON YOUR TOPIC:

SOUTHcat: USA Libraries Catalog. Lists print and electronic books, government
documents, videos, DVDs, and periodical titles owned by the Library.
WorldCat (FirstSearch). Lists books, periodicals and other materials owned by libraries
worldwide. Each record has a link to our interlibrary loan site.
Books in Print (Electronic Reference Books).  A directory of books currently “in print” and
available for purchase.
Dissertation Abstracts/Digital Dissertations (Electronic Reference Books).
Google Book Search (books.google.com). Can search in contents or by
title. Full text will display only if the book is out of copyright.

SUGGESTED SEARCH TERMS TO USE TO FIND BOOKS AND ARTICLES:

Truncation symbols vary among databases and vendors. SOUTHcat uses ?, EBSCO databases use *, LexisNexis uses !.  Check search tips for each database to find best ways to construct your search.

Subject heading keyword : keyword:
public welfare                                                            "social work" gay? lesbian?
school social work                                                   school social work
social case work social welfare
social service refugee? "social work"
social work administration social worker?
social work education family social work
social work with women social service?
social workers minorities services
social work with children person in environment system
family social work child welfare
social work with minorities psychiatric social work
public assistance "substance abuse" prevention
refugee children --services for social group work
social work with immigrants "social work?" biograph?
  immigrant? services
  law? "social work"
SELECTED PRINT SOURCES:
 
Cognitive Behavioral Methods for Social Workers.  Bookstacks HV 11 .C71874 2006
Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare. Reference HV 40 .C635 2008 vol. 1-4
Direct Social Work Practice.   Bookstacks HV 40 .H53 2006
Encyclopedia of Aging.  Reference HQ 1061 .E53 2006 vols. 1-2
Encyclopedia of American Prisons.  Reference HV 9471 S54 2003
Encyclopedia of Disability. Reference HV 1568 .E528 2006  vols. 1-5
Encyclopedia of HomelessnessReference HV 4493 .E53 2004 vols. 1-2
Encyclopedia of Human Behavior.  Reference BF 31 .E5 1994 vols. 1-4
Encyclopedia of Marriage, Divorce and the Family.  Reference HQ 9 .D38 1989
Encyclopedia of Mental Health.  Reference RA 790.5 .E53 1998
Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America.  Reference HV 12 .E497 2005        
Encyclopedia of Social Work.
  Reference HV 12 .E53 2008 vols. 1-4
Encyclopedia of Sociology.   Reference HM 425 .E5 2000 vols. 1-4
Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Reference HV 12 .E54 2006 vols. 1-3
Essential Research Methods for Social Work.  Bookstacks HV 11 .R843 2007
Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics.  Ref. HV 40.8 .U6R43 2006 
Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health.  Bookstacks LB 3430 .R35 2008
Handbook of Social Work in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse.  Bookstacks HV 6570 .H36 2008
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging.  Bookstacks HV 1451 .H34 2006
Law for Social Workers.  Bookstacks KD 3302 .B73 2005
Modern Social Work Practice.  Bookstacks HV 11 .D64 2005
Practicum Companion for Social Work.  Bookstacks HV 11 .B44 2007
Psychiatric Medication Issues for Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists.Bookstacks HV 687 P78 2003
Research Methods for Social Workers.  Reference HV 11 .Y43 2006
Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods.  Reference H 62 .L456 2004 vols. 1-3
School Social Work.  Bookstacks LB 3013.4 .S365 2006
Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression in Social Work Practice.  Bookstacks HV 1449 .S49 2006
Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities.  Bookstacks HV 11 .S493 2006
Social Trends & Indicators USA.  Reference HN 60 .S62 2003
Social Work Almanac.   Ready Reference HV 90 .G53 1995
Social Work and Social Welfare.  Bookstacks HV 40 .S25 2004
Social Work Career Development: A Handbook for Job Hunting… Bookstacks HV 10.5 .D63 2004
Social Work Dictionary.   Reference HV 12 .B37 2003
Social Work Practice.   Bookstacks HV 91 .G325 2006
Social Work Practice and People of Color.  Bookstacks HV 3176 .L9 2004
Social Work Practicum.  Bookstacks HV 11.7 .H67 2005
Social Work Research and Evaluation. Bookstacks HV 11 .S589 2008
Social Work Research Methods.  Bookstacks HV 11 .S5924 1999
Social Work Services in Schools.  Bookstacks LB 3013.4 .A45 2004
Social Work Skills Demonstrated. Bookstacks HV 40 .C86 2006
Social Work Speaks. (NASW Policy Statements). Ready Reference HV 88 .N686 2006
Social Work Student’s Research Handbook.   Bookstacks HV 11 .S77 2004
Social Work Supervision.  Bookstacks HV 40.54 .T78 2005
Social Work with Latinos.  Bookstacks HV 3187 .A2 D444 2007
Social Workers’ Desk Reference.  Reference HV 40 .S6464 2002
Welfare Reform: A Reference Handbook.  Bookstacks HV 95 .H54 1996
Vault Career Guide to Social Work.  Reference, Career Counter HV 10.5 .W75 2007

BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES:
           
American Reform and Reformers. Reference HQ 1412 .A46 1996
Celebrating Social Work
.  Bookstacks HV 27 .C45 2003
                        (often placed on Reserve—check SOUTHcat for exact location)
Biographical Dictionary of Social Welfare in America.  Reference HV 27 .B57 1986
Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Electronic Reference Books)
Biography Reference Bank (Electronic Reference Books)
Social Work Pioneers. http://www.naswfoundation.org/pioneers

 STYLE MANUALS:
           
Writing With Style: APA Style for Social Work. Reference BF 76.8 .S977 2008
Chicago Manual of Style
.  Ready Reference and 7-Day Reserve (Circ. Desk) Z 253 .U69
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Ready Reference and 7-Day Reserve (Circ. Desk) BF 76.7 .P83 2001
National Association of Social Workers. Writing for the NASW Press:
Information for Authors. http://www.naswpress.org/resources/tools/01-write/guidelines_toc.htm
Professional Writing for the Human Services.  Bookstacks HV 41 .P759 1993

SELECTED WEBSITES FOR SOCIAL WORK AND RELATED AREAS:
           
National Association of Social Workers [ http://www.socialworkers.org ]
Social Worker Online [ http://www.socialworker.com  ]
Clinical Social Work Association [ http://www.cswf.org ]
Council on Social Work Education [ http://www.cswe.org ]
New Social Worker Online [ http://www.socialworker.com ]
National Network for Social Work Managers [ http://www.socialworkmanager.org     ]
Department of Health and Human Services  [ http://os.dhhs.gov ]
Child Welfare League of America [ http://cwla.org ]

EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL WORK JOURNAL TITLES AVAILABLE IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT:
            (Check “Our Journal List” for details)
           
Administration in Social Work                                                                          
(SocINDEX with Full Text)
Affilia                           
(Sage Journals Online, Expanded Academic ASAP, Periodicals Archive Online)
Arete                                                                                                                             
(SocINDEX w/FT)
British Journal of Social Work                                                                                         
(Oxford Journals)           
Child Abuse and Neglect                                                                                                    
(ScienceDirect)           
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal                  
(SocINDEX w/FT, Education Research Complete)   
Child and Family Social Work                                                                                      
(Wiley InterScience)
Child and Youth Services                                                                                                
(SocINDEX w/FT)           
Child Maltreatment                                                                                                  
(Sage Journals Online)           
Child Welfare                           
(SocINDEX, Education Research Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP) 
Children and Youth Services Review                                                                                  
(ScienceDirect)     
Clinical Social Work Journal                                                                               
(SocINDEX with Full Text)         
Community Mental Health Journal                                                                 
(Expanded Academic ASAP)         
European Journal of Social Work                                                                       
(SocINDEX with Full Text)    
Family Relations                                                                 
(SocINDEX w/FT, JSTOR, Wiley InterScience)           
Health and Social Work                  
(Periodicals Archive Online, SocINDEX, Expanded Academic ASAP)
International Social Work                                                                                         
(Sage Journals Online)           
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work                                                                             
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Children and Poverty                                           
(Academic Search Premier, SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare                                                                           
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services                
(Education Research Complete, SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies                                                                     
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work                                                   
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work                                                                          
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Family Social Work                                      
(Education Research Complete, SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Gerontological Social Work                                                                            
(SocINDEX w/FT)           
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy                                                                            
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Social Service Research                                                                                
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Social Work                                                                                            
(Sage Journals Online)
Journal of Social Work Education             
(Academic Search Premier, SocINDEX, Expanded Academic)
Journal of Social Work Practice                                           
(Academic Search Premier, SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions                                                           
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics                                
(Free Accessible Social Science Journals)
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare   
(Academic Search Premier, SocINDEX, Expanded Academic)
Journal of Substance Use                                                                                                
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Journals of Gerontology                                                                                                   
(High Wire Press)
New Social Worker                                                                                                          
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Qualitative Social Work                                                                                           
(Sage Journals Online)
Rural Social Work and Community Practice                                                                   
(SocINDEX w/FT)
School Social Work Journal                                                                                            
(SocINDEX w/FT)           
Social Work                           
(SocINDEX w/FT, Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP) 
Social Work Education          
(Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP, SocINDEX w/FT)
Social Work in Public Health                                        
(Education Research Complete, SocINDEX w/FT)
Social Work Research           
(Academic Search Premier, SocINDEX w/FT, Expanded Academic ASAP)
Social Service Review                                                         
(Periodicals Archive Online, SocINDEX w/FT)
Social Work With Groups                                                                                                
(SocINDEX w/FT)
Violence and Victims                                                                                                       
(SocINDEX w/FT)

Questions Kathy Jones or call (251)460-7025
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