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Social Work Research Guide

Background Information for Social Work

Start gathering general information by looking in the Comprehensive Handbook on Social Work and Social Welfare. This 4 volume set covers the profession of social work, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice, and social policy and policy practice. The call # is REF HV40.C635 2008 V.1-4.
   You can scan pages of this great reference for use in papers and projects by using the KIC machine on any floor of the library.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online
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