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Social work 500

Your guide to resources for Issues in Social Welfare 1: History and Philosophy of Social Welfare

Online Encyclopedias and Reference Books

Check out all of our online reference books.

The one I suggested in class if the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This has a vast collection of citable biographical material.


Library databases index scholarly journals. These are important to you in graduate school, but scholarly articles tend to explore narrow topics in depth. They contribute to the profession's conversation and don't always provide background biographical information.

If you want to try searching a database for articles about your subject, I suggest JSTOR.