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SOCIAL WORK REFERENCE BOOKS

  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL WORK
    An online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). This resource provides overviews on key social work concepts, and is updated on a monthly basis.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY REFERENCE BOOK DATABASES

  • GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
    Access to the full text of over 200 authoritative electronic reference books. Search or browse the collection or an individual title. Full text documents are available in HTML or PDF formats. Includes Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice; Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior; Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics; Encyclopedia of Social Problems; Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America; Encyclopedia of Sociology; and Poverty in America.
  • POINTS OF VIEW
    Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides
    more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
  • CREDO REFERENCE
    An online collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other ready-reference books covering a range of topics, such as art, business, literature, and science. With a network of cross-references that provide an easy-to-follow trail to related information contained anywhere in Credo Reference, it provides trustworthy answers—and new connections—in context.

POLICY REFERENCE DATABASES

  • CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORTS
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. Some Members, as well as several non-profit groups, have posted the reports on their web sites. This site is not affiliated with the Congressional Research Service, but aims to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different web sites since 1990. (University of North Texas)
  • CQ CONGRESS
    Member profiles, legislative policy histories, chronologies, statistics, demographic and electoral data, and roll call votes. (CQ Press)
  • CQ PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    A storehouse of public policy content, organized into subject areas, including advocacy and public service, culture and recreation, education, environment, science. In depth reporting on vital issues, statistical and historical analysis, historic documents and primary source materials.
  • THOMAS: U.S. CONGRESS ON THE INTERNET
    Search full text of bills from the 101st Congress (1989) through the current session. Search legislation by bill number or keyword, or browse by bill type. This site also provides access to Senate and House calendars, committee information and roll call votes, as well as searchable full text of the Congressional record. (Library of Congress)

REGIONAL REFERENCE WEBSITES

  • JORDAN INSTITUTE
    The Jordan Institute is affiliated with the UNC School of Social Work and provides information on programs for families and children in North Carolina. Some program pages include links to publications and program evaluations.
  • WNC REGIONAL OUTLOOK REPORT

LIST OF KEY SOURCES BY TOPIC

  • OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES - SOCIAL WORK
    Social Work is grounded in social theory and the improvement of peoples’ lives. It shifts and changes along with society. Oxford Bibliographies allows professionals to keep abreast of new discoveries, interpretations, theories in the field, and the most recent developments.
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