Social Work

Social Work Reference Books available through Cardinal Meyer Library:


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Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.

Dissertations & Theses: Global
Comprehensive global collection of full text dissertations and theses.

EBSCOhost Databases
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.

Films on Demand
A web-based digital video delivery service for streaming over 6000 educational videos from Films Media Group.

Google Scholar
Accesses online journals and institutional repository/ self-submitted scholarly articles.

An archive of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.

NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)
Full text coverage of news, business, law, medicine and general reference.

Military & Government Collection*
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Provides full text of over 300 journals

National Social Worker Finder
Lists licensed social workers.  Includes areas of expertise, hours of operation, languages spoken, payment options, etc.

Full text articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations.

PsychiatryOnline is a collection of books, journals, and self-assessment tools including DSM Library, APA Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, The American Journal of Psychiatry, etc.

Index to articles, books, chapters, dissertations and technical reports in psychology from 1887 onward.

SAGE Premier
SAGE Journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies & Planning.

SAGE Knowledge
E-books in the area of Criminal Justice, Social Work, Education, Psychology, etc.

Social Work Abstracts*
Provides citations and abstracts of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1977.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

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Video Resources

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Social Work Videos from Films on Demand:

Child Abuse Series (1:18:29)
This three-part series takes a close look at child abuse, covering child vulnerability; neglect; and psychological, physical, and sexual abuse.

Domestic Violence: Portrait of Abuse Series (55:13)
This three-part series takes an unflinching look at domestic violence perpetrated against women.

Poverty in America (6 Parts) Series (5:30:26)
Combining scholarly analysis with a human-centered approach, this six-part series looks at the causes and effects of economic hardship in the United States while suggesting ways for society to combat the cycle of poverty. Situational, multigenerational, elder, and child poverty are all addressed through conversations with those who know economic hardship firsthand, while immigration issues and homelessness are also examined in depth.


Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines and Measurement

Kids Count Data Center

Association of Social Work Boards

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute of Mental Health

Social Security Administration

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

National Association of Social Workers

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