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Lee and Jim Vann Library

Subject Guides

Social Work: Getting Started

Course Name

Guide to Research in Social Work

Welcome Social Work Students

Welcome Social Work Students!

This course guide is designed to help you get started with your research and help you find the resources you need. 

Information about social work books, journals, and websites has been collected here in order to provide resources that are appropriate for social work research.

Use the tabs along the top of the guide to navigate to other pages. Use our OneSearch discovery search box below begin searching for books, articles, videos and more, all within one search interface!

A good starting place is to review the research process. Follow along with this step by step Research Guide to review how to develop your topic, evaluate your resources, and cite your sources. 



About OneSearch

OneSearch is the library's online catalog and discovery search interface. Use the search box above to enter a title, author, subject, or keyword you want to research. Your search results will include books, journals, DVDs and other materials in the library, along with journal articles, e-books, streaming media, and many more items which are available via our online catalog.

OneSearch will search catalogs worldwide and retrieve items that are available from other libraries. If we do not have what you are looking, you may be able to borrow it from another library within our consortium, or you may place an interlibrary loan request using ILL Express Request. 

For assistance with research or finding books and articles,  please call, text, or email us via our Ask A Librarian service.


OneSearch Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to learn more about OneSearch. 


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Kerri Killion-Mueller
Lee and Jim Vann Library
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