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Social Welfare Research Toolkit: Quick Lookups/Starting Points

Resources for research in Social Welfare.

Getting Started

Sometimes you just need to know what a word or concept means, or get an overview of a research area. These sources are designed to get you started.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Oxford Bibliographies -- Great Starting Point for Social Welfare!

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work --  leading scholars identify the most important and significant sources in the area of social work they know best. The guides feature a selective list of bibliographic citations supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult, and UC-elinks links to the cited articles and books!

Dictionaries

Social work dictionary (5th ed.) / Barker, Robert L. Washington, DC : NASW Press, c2003.
HV12 .B37 2003

Dictionary of Psychology from Oxford Reference Online

Concise Oxford  English Spanish Dictionary (also links to Spanish/English Dictionary)

Key words in multicultural interventions : a dictionary / Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
BF637.C6 K493 1999

Blackwell dictionary of modern social thought / Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2003.
H41 .B53 2003

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