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Most social work research begins in these core databases, but others may be more useful depending upon your research area. Go to the
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Social Work Abstracts
Locate articles on a variety of social work topics. Produced by the NASW, Inc.
Social Services Abstracts
Research on human services, social welfare, social policy, community development
Extensive coverage of social casework, case management, family and individual therapies, child welfare, youth services, social services, more.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition
This standard reference in the mental health field is designed for clinicians, students, practitioners, and researchers.
Streaming videos feature some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with individuals, couples, and families. Covers more than 200 topics.
Counseling and Therapy in Video
Hundreds of therapy sessions, case consultations, lectures, and interviews. Features over 175 therapists practicing more than 50 therapeutic approaches.
SLWK 311: Social Work and Oppressed Groups
SLWK 313: Person in Society
SLWK 603: Social Work and Social Justice
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