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Reference Books - Print

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are excellent sources to get an introduction or overview on a topic, and to find search terms.

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Biographical Dictionary of Social Welfare in America - Trattner, Walter
Call Number: HV27 .B57 1986
ISBN: 0313230013
Publication Date: 1986
This biographical dictionary features essays on approximately 330 people in the field of welfare, social insurance, public and mental health, and child welfare in America.

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What Social Workers Do - Margaret Gibelman
Call Number: HV91 .G447 2004
ISBN: 0871013649
Publication Date: 2004-12-01

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101 Careers in social work
Call Number: HV10.5 .R58 2009
ISBN: 9780826154057
Publication Date: 2009
Useful for social work majors or readers considering the possibility of social work as a career.

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Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services - Geraldine Garner
Call Number: HV10.5 .G39 2008
ISBN: 9780071493130
Publication Date: 2008-03-21

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Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare
Call Number: HV40 .C635 2008
ISBN: 9780471769972
Publication Date: 2008
Presents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of this constantly evolving field, featuring contributions from renowned national and international experts.

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The Encyclopedia of Social Work - Terry Mizrahi; Larry E. Davis
Call Number: HV35 .S6 2008
ISBN: 9780195306613
Publication Date: 2008-04-17
Copies in Quick and Ready Reference and Reserve; also available online as eBook and as Database.

The field's most comprehensive reference work for the general knowledge base of the profession; especially good for historical aspects. Four volumes provide nearly 3,000 pages of information on virtually every aspect of social work.

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Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations - Alex Gitterman (Editor)
Call Number: HV91 .H265 2001
ISBN: 9780231113960
Publication Date: 2001-03-29
Copies in Ready Reference and Reserve

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The Social Work Dictionary - Robert L. Barker
Call Number: HV12 .B37 2003
ISBN: 9780871013552
Publication Date: 2003-06-01
Copies in Quick and Ready Reference
Used extensively in schools of social work, social service agency libraries, and in social work offices worldwide, The Social Work Dictionary, 5th Edition is a staple in professional libraries.

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Social Work: a Profession of Many Faces - Bradford W. Sheafor; Malcolm E. Scott; Armando T. Morales
Call Number: HV91 .M67 2012
ISBN: 9780205034673
Publication Date: 2011-01-26
(2012 edition is on Reserve); older editions are available Third Floor North

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Social Workers' Desk Reference - Albert R. Roberts (Editor)
Call Number: HV40 .S6464 2009
ISBN: 9780195369373
Publication Date: 2008-11-21
Covers everything that a practitioner needs to know in order to be effective in clinical social work practice.

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Research Techniques for Clinical Social Workers - M. Elizabeth Vonk; Tony Tripodi; Irwin Epstein
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0231508549
Publication Date: 2006-10-23
Also available through Gale Virtual Reference Library and in print HV11 .T747 2007.

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