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Undergraduate Social Work (BSW) Guide

Resources for students seeking a BSW degree.

Background information

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks are good starting points for research!

These sources can help you:

  • get an authoritative overview of your topic
  • find brief, factual information and definitions to supplement other sources
  • develop ideas to help narrow a topic or begin your research
  • get familiar with terms and concepts used in this field

These sources are either online or in the Library's Reference section.

Electronic Books


An online library of books and journals related to psychology and psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. Covers diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and multidisciplinary treatment guidelines. Includes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5).

SpringerLINK ebooks

SpringerLINK provides a large collection of ebooks in several areas related to social work: behavioral science and psychology,  medicine and health sciences, and a variety of social sciences.

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