Information Competencies for Social Work Students

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4. Advanced Research Skills

This page is a brief guide to some of the subject areas represented at Social Work Libraries. This guide presents an alphabetical list of broad topics with the appropriate call number stem. Use these number stems to browse the book shelves in your library (provided it uses Library of Congress call numbers). Please remember that this is not a comprehensive listing of library collections. Use your local online catalog, to determine specific subjects or items stored in your library. Direct links to libraries which support MSW programs accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (provided by the University of Michigan).

Links below will take you to various library bibliographies, subject guides, and other pathfinders that may help you explore your topic in more depth.

Adoption
HV 875

Aged
HV 1451, HQ 1061

Aged -- Abuse of
HV 6626.3, HV 1451

Alcoholism
HV 5045, HV 5275, RC 565

Behavior Therapy
RC 489

Bereavement
BF 575

Charities -- United States
HV 91

Child Abuse
HV 713, HV 6626.5

Child Welfare
HV 713, 715

Community Organization
HN 90, HV 41

Crime
HV 6251, 6045

Cross-cultural Counseling
BF 637, RC 466

Death
BF 789, HQ 1073

Depression, Mental
RC 537

Divorce
HQ 814, 819

Drug Abuse
HV 5801, RC 564

Evaluation Research (Social Action Programs)
H 62

Family Violence
HQ 809, HV 6626

Foster Home Care
HV 875

Fund Raising
HG 177

Gay Men
HQ 76

Gerontology
HQ 1061-1064

Grief
BF 575

Health Care Reform
RA 395

Homelessness
HV 4505, 4493

Housing Policy
HD 7287

Job Hunting
HF 5382-5386

Juvenile Delinquency
HV 9069, HV 877

Managed Care Plans
RA 413

Marriage
HQ 734

Medicaid
HD 7102

Medical Social Work
HV 687.5, RA 965

Mental Health Services
RA 790

Nonprofite Organizations
HD62.6, HF5686

Poverty
HC 79, HC 110

Psychological Tests
BF 176

Psychotherapy
RC 480, 488

Public Welfare -- United States
HV 95

Resumes
HF 5383

Same-sex Marriage
HQ 76.3

School Social Work
LB 3013.4-3013.5

School Violence
LB 3013.3

Self-help Groups
HV 547

Sex Crimes
HQ 72

Sexual Abuse Victims
RC 560

Social Group Work
HV 45

Social Justice
HM 216

Social Policy
HN 17

Social Problems
HN 18, HN 59.2

Social Science -- Research
H 62, HM 48

Social Security
HD 7091

Social Service -- Research
HV 11, HV 40

Social Work Education
HV 11

Social Work With Children
HV 713

Social Work With Lesbians
HV 1449

Social Work With Minorities
HV 3176

Sociology
HM

Statistics
HA

Substance Abuse
RC 564, HV 4998

Teenage Pregnancy
HQ 759.4

Urban Policy
HT

Violence
HM 281, RC 569, BF 575

Women
HQ 1154-1233

Youth, Services for
HV741, 1431

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