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Social Work Reference Bibliography

A Selected List


The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Bibliography Series

John James Dillard, Social Sciences Librarian, dillard@uta.edu (817) 272-7518

Social work is an interdisciplinary field that draws heavily on related social science and health fields for much of its material. Social work graduates need to be knowledgeable about many social problems, community development resources, and different treatment modalities. This bibliography lists in order of likely usefulness only a few of the reference materials likely to be needed by students in social work.

Encyclopedia Of Social Work.
Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers.
Objective overview of contemporary issues in social work in the US, the 287 articles cover the entire range of actives in social welfare and social work. To help the user obtain pertinent articles there are many reader's guides that identify related articles on a topic. Articles are signed and contain bibliographies. There is a separate biographical section in the third volume containing 142 biographies of persons who have made outstanding contributions to social welfare and social work. Each volume has a cumulative index of all three volumes. The third volume has several short biographies of some key social work leaders. There is a 2003 Supplement.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · HV 35 .S61

Measures for Clinical Practice: A Sourcebook.
Kevin Corcoran and Joel Fischer, editors. New York: Free Press.
Convenient source for the text of and information about more than four hundred important tests, indexes, and scales. These measures examine attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in adults, couples, families, and children. The editors search the social work and psychology literature for instruments that are practical for research useage. Scoring, validity and reliability information is given for most measures.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · BF 176 .C66

Social Work Speaks: NASW Policy Statements.
Fourth Edition. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers.
A comprehensive collection of policies adopted and revised by NASW's key policy-making body, the Delegate Assembly. The more than 60 policy statements cover a broad range of topics.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · HV 88 .N12

Social Work Dictionary.
Third Edition. Robert L Barker. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers.
Defining most terms in common use among social workers, this excellent new edition also contains a chronology of social work history, the NASW Code of Ethics, a list of state boards regulating social work, and a list of the NASW chapter offices.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · HV 12 .B37

Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice.
John S. Wodarski and Bruce A. Thyer. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Covering more than 20 key types of mental disorders and more than 20 important social problems and crucial practice issues. This two volume set is also effectively indexed.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · HV 43 .H316

Social Work Almanac.
Second Edition. Leon H Ginsberg. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers.
Contains more than 375 pages of data relating to social welfare. Much of the information is in graphic form. The statistical tables are carefully annotated and refer the reader to the original sources. It is effectively indexed.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · HV 90 .G53

Biographical Dictionary Of Social Welfare In America.
Walter I Trattner, editor. New York: Greenwood Press.
Convenient source of information on approximately 300 individuals important in American social welfare from colonial times to the recent period. Excluded are those who were living when the work was being published and those who are known for their work as elected officials or as philanthropists. Emphasis is on "doers" rather than theorists, writers, or educators. A good start for students new to social welfare advocates. Each entry includes a list of sources.
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What Social Workers Do.
Margaret Gibelman. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers.
Covering six major areas of service and more than 40 career opportunities within the major areas, this is an excellent guide how the profession is practiced.
CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE FLOOR 2 · · · HV 91 .G447

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