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Social Work: Getting Started

Use this guide for social work resources, news, journal articles and more.

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What's In This Guide

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How to Use This Guide

On each page of this guide you'll find web-based and print resources, plus tips on how to get the most out of them.  Many resources and topics overlap, and when you see a resource on multiple pages that means it's a versatile title.

This Getting Started page offers resources for getting to know Social Work topics and concepts.

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Library Search

Search articles, journals, books, media, and more

Need to Find an Article?

One of the first things you probably need to do is find your required readings. Click on the link before for an interactive tutorial that will walk you through how to get to an article through the Library:

 Get from a Citation to a Full-Text Article.

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Getting to Know Your Topic

Are you looking for information about the context or history of your topic?  Try the resources on this page for background and general information.