Selecting Reference Books
Social Work Selector's Toolbox
ABC-Clio, Academic. 2002. http://www.abc-clio.com/academic/ (10 January, 2005).
ABC_CLIO publishes history reference books for both public and academic libraries. Although the emphasis is on history, many of the available reference books are applicable to social work students. There are encyclopedias on conflict resolution, parenthood, poverty, and policy.
Elsevier, Elsevier. 2004. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home (10 January, 2005)
Elsevier is publisher of scientific and health related resources. The page gives you the option of searching for both reference books and general books within the social and behavioral science.
Emerald Publishing Group. Reference Reviews. United Kingdom: Emerald. http://taddeo.emeraldinsight.com/vl=385446/cl=74/nw=1/rpsv/rr.htm (20 April, 2005)
Published eight times a year, this journal contains reference reviews that have been written by librarians.
Facts on File, Facts on File. 2005. http://www.factsonfile.com/ (10 January, 2005).
Features both print and electronic reference resources in social issues, multicultural studies, and medicine.
NASW Press, NASW Press. 1997-2005, http://www.naswpress.org/ (10 January, 2005).
A source of scholarly social science resources, this site allows you to search for reference books, and general books on aging, mental health, children and families, gerontology, and policy issues.
Sage Publications, Sage Publications. 2005 http://www.sagepub.com/Home.aspx (11 January, 2005).
Sage Publications is a provider of textbooks of reference books in the field of Social Work and Social Welfare. In addition to social work books, Sage publishes books in a variety of subjects useful to social workers, including: psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and gender studies.
Thomson Gale, Thomson Gale. 10 January, 2005. http://www.galegroup.com/ (10 January, 2005).
Thomson Gale is a premier publishing source for print reference books, videos, DVS's and other electronic materials.