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Social Work Research: Reference Works

Research in social work for undergraduate, BSW, and MSW students

Reference Sources

Reference sources such as encyclopedias, handbooks, or dictionaries can provide background and definitions for key concepts or relevant names and dates related to a research topic. Bibliographies can direct you to a wide range of resources relevant to a particular topic or field of research. This page includes print sources and some online sources in social work and related fields.

Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and Handbooks

Bibliographies