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Social Work: Home


This is a guide to social work research. Click on the tabs above to explore the many resources available to support the information needs of our criminla justice, sociology  students and faculty. Begin here for quick access to our resources.




Searching Databases

Use Databases, to find citations/references to articles. Sometimes the pdf or full-text will be available. Usually there will be an abstract (summary of the article). 

When you get your results in a database search look for either the words Article Locator@La Salle OR the magnifying glass icon:     to direct you to the electronic version of the article or the Library Catalog.


 Search the Connelly Library catalog 


Use the catalog to find books. You can browse the call number ranges that correspond to your topic.  Although social work materials begin with HV, we recommend browsing in other related areas as well:

HQ: Family, Marriage, Women

HM: General Sociology

HN: Social History, Problems, and Reform

HT: Cities, Communities, Races

HV: Social Service, Welfare, Criminology

Quick Search

Search Summon just for Social Welfare and Social Work scholarly articles