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Graduate Social Work Program

Welcome to the Social Work LibGuide. This guide highlights sources related to Social Work. In addition to the sources, students, faculty and staff should check the Online Catalog.

Welcome to Your Resources!

Your research librarian has put together a guide for your assignment needs. This guide will be helpful when finding information for your presentation.

We have already reviewed your topics and you can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed on this guide.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

Use these resources to find general information.

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Interlibrary Loan

Here's where you can request a book or an article that is not in LBBL.

Homeless by design | Maurice Young | TEDxIndianapolis. TEDx Talks: Published on Nov 12, 2015

Social Services Are Broken. How We Can Fix Them | Hilary Cottam | TED: Published on Nov 17, 2015

Why Use Resources from The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library?


  • The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library collects many different types of materials that can be useful to all of your projects. Whether writing a paper, creating visual works, or a simple essay, make the library one of your first stops. You can be certain of the authority of the content found in the library resources. If you have a question and need to look for information, you are doing research! 
  • We are the experts in research of all types!
  • We curate our materials and are always looking for new and current materials that have reliable and accurate information
  • We also provide personal service! You can stop by any time the Library is open or you can email our staff to ask for information.  It doesn't matter if your question is short and quick or long and involved. -
  • We love to provide you with skills that support you to locate materials that will help you create an amazing project!
  • Remember, when you search in Google, you're getting a lot of results - some may be useful and some may be horribly wrong and you might not know it.
  • However, the kind of information you find in our library is focused on the curriculum you are studying.
  • When you use any of the Library resources, you save yourself time.

Kimberley Motley, International Lawyer - Becoming a Global Investor in Human Rights.