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Reference books typically provide general information and are a great starting point for your research, especially for a topic you are not familiar with. These books include encyclopedias and dictionaries and often have multiple volumes with an index to help you find information. Reference books cannot be checked out and must remain in the library.
In addition to print books, there are also a variety of electronic books and other reference sources that may be helpful as well. Use the links below to access these resources online.
Suggested Reference Books
The Encyclopedia of Social Work by
Call Number: Electronic Book
The 400 articles in this four-volume set cover all aspects of social work. Topics include practice and interventions, social environments, social conditions and challenges, and social policy and history.
Addictions and Substance Abuse by
Call Number: RC564.65 .A33
Designed for the general reader, this two-volume set provides authoritative and essential information pertaining to addictions and substance abuse in easy-to-understand language.
The Addiction Treatment Planner by
Call Number: RC564.15 .P47 2014
Provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies.
Child Abuse Sourcebook by
Call Number: HV6626.52 .C557 2016
This print and online resource provides consumer health information about abuse and neglect of children and adolescents, along with facts about prevention and intervention strategies and treatment for survivors of abuse.
Domestic Violence Sourcebook by
Call Number: HV6626.2 .D685 2018
Consumer health information about violence, stalking, harassment, and other forms of abuse, and discusses the physical, mental, and social effects of violence against intimate partners, children, teens, the elderly, immigrants, and other populations.
Encyclopedia of Social Deviance by
Call Number: HM811 .E53
Introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world.
The Nonprofit Almanac by
Call Number: HD2769.2.U6 M35 2016
An accessible and reader-friendly bible of data on America's extraordinary and rapidly growing civic sector.
The Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging by
Call Number: HV1451 .O94 2016
In this volume, the most experienced and prominent gerontological health care scholars address a variety of populations that social workers serve, and the arenas in which they practice, followed by detailed recommendations of best practices for an array of physical and mental health conditions.
Social Workers' Desk Reference by
Call Number: HV40 .S6464 2015
A comprehensive guide to social work practice, providing the most recent conceptual knowledge and empirical evidence to aid in the understanding of the rapidly changing field of social work.
Additional Reference Sources
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
A collection of reference e-books covering a wide range of topics.
A collection of electronic reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias, covers a broad range of topics ranging from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. A good place to start your research.