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Social Work: Getting Started

Getting Started: Databases

Scholarly Journals

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Scholarly Journals in Print

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Library of Congress Classification

When searching for a resource in the library, you can use a Library of Congress Classification Number to search the catalog, to find the exact location of an item and to find more items that have similar content.

Counseling   BF637
Social Work   Subclass HN, HV
Social Welfare   Subclass HV
Social Services   HV40-69
General Social Problems
Subclass HN
Social Welfare Problems
Subclass HN
Criminology   HV6001-7220
Criminal Justice Issues
Penal & Related Institutions

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This box searches across Ebsco's article databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business Search Complete, Education Source, PsycARTICLES and Sociology Index with Full Text.
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Search 40+ ProQuest databases. Content includes articles that are peer-reviewed as well as newspaper and magazine articles, dissertations and theses, company profiles, industry reports, etc.  Note - these databases are not included in Cyclone Search.

Includes Dissertations & Theses at Centenary University, ProQuest Central article collections for all subjects, current newspapers as well as historical newspapers (with New York Times and Wall Street Journal among many others).

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Journal Title Search will help you determine whether a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper title is available in full-text through Taylor Memorial Library's database subscriptions. If available, online journals can be browsed or searched for articles.

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Ebsco Ebook Collection provides access to over 180,000 full-text e-books covering a wide range of subjects and includes powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information you find.

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Centenary University Archives is home to all materials related to the history of Centenary, including documents, photographs, publications, artwork, and other artifacts. If you want to research people, places, or events related to Centenary, the Archives is a good place to start.

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Professional Writing for Social Work Practice

This invaluable guide helps social workers develop the writing skills necessary for a successful career. Actual examples drawn from all arenas of social work demonstrate strong and problematic writing.

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Critiquing Personality Disorder

In order to work effectively with people with personality disorders it is important that Mental Health Social Workers (MHSWs) have a clear understanding of trauma and its impact on the person. This book explores personality disorder from a social work perspective.

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Trauma : Contemporary Directions in Trauma Theory, Research, and Practice

"This comprehensive anthology incorporates the latest research in trauma theory and clinical applications, with a focus on the experiences of historically disenfranchised, marginalized, oppressed, and vulnerable groups."

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School Consultation for Student Success

Featuring an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral framework for delivering collaborative consultation in K-12 schools, this new book promotes the idea of equitable educational opportunities for all students.

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Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India

This compilation explores the scope of responsibilities undertaken by social workers in the field of criminal law in India when dealing with clients who are either offenders or victims of crime. 

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Narrative in Social Work Practice: The power and possibility of story

"Contributors describe innovative and effective narrative interventions with a wide range of individuals, families, and groups facing a variety of life challenges.

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Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families: Culturally Responsive Practice

"This textbook summarizes the unique circumstances of different immigrant and refugee populations and the challenges faced by the social service systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, education, health, and mental health care, that attempt to serve them."

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The Costs of Courage: Combat Stress, Warriors, and Family Survival

"The authors introduce social workers and other helping professionals to the dynamic warrior culture of the US military and their families and provides practitioners with the cultural competence necessary to successfully interact with members of this culture."

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Critical Multicultural Social Work

" In addition to presenting the history of diversity as well as a basic framework for evaluating the issue, the authors guide practitioners through enlightened self-reflection to encourage awareness and sensitivity as they work with clients."

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Solution-Focused Case Management

"Replete with strategies and tools for practicing solution-focused case management, the text describes such essential skills as identifying goals, monitoring progress, working with other agencies, and transitioning out of treatment."

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Home- and Community-Based Services for Older Adults

"Examines the existing and emerging models of home- and community-based services (HCBS) for older adults, including the history, theory, research, policy, and practices across care settings.

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The Future of Social Work: Seven pillars of practice

"Discusses seven new algorithms of social practice that challenge the existing model of social work education and offers a new perspective for radical transformation of the entire system."

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Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice

"This book offers insight into the social worker’s professional roles, guiding principles, and the importance of evidence-based practice."

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Handbook of Military Social Work

"Handbook of Military Social Work is edited by renowned leaders in the field, with contributions from social work professionals drawing from their wealth of experience working with veterans, active duty military, and their families."

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Social Work Matters

"This compilation explores the transition from micro-level service—working directly to improve the lives of individuals—to the macro-level work of altering our social systems and institutions through broad social action and advocacy."

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Social Work Documentation: a guide to strengthening your case recording

"Social Work Documentation is a how-to guide for social work students and practitioners interested in good record keeping and improving their documentation skills."

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Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work: Embracing Diversity

"This groundbreaking book examines the ways in which questions of culture and diversity impact on the values and ethics of social work. Featuring detailed case studies to illustrate key points for practice."

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Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty-First Century

"This collection reviews the task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations."

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The Not Good Enough Mother

"In the best interests of the child, psychologist Sharon Lamb, determines whether children should remain with their parents or be freed for adoption, and in so doing, comes to question what we know about addiction, attachment, and good enough mothering."

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Social Work in Rural Communities

"Rural social workers face special problems related to their work locations, such as professional isolation, lack of supervision, the almost inevitable existence of dual relationships, and the different scale and emphases of life in small communities."

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Social Work and Family Violence

"This innovative textbook comprehensively discusses three types of family violence: child abuse and maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse."

Interlibrary Loan is a free service that gives you access to resources at other libraries. If you need a specific book or article that Taylor Memorial Library does not have, let us know and we will work with other libraries to get a copy for you.

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