Summer 2013, F. Newdom, T. Ross, Y. Park, A. O'Donnell
An 8-12 page group paper on a particular social problem is due the 10th class meeting of the first summer term. The problem will be used as the basis for group policy analysis in second term.
(SSW160 assignment details)
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Browse topics to find an overview & some academic references:
Social Work Speaks
Call Number: ref HV 88 N118 2012/2014
Policy Statements, useful if you'd like to browse policy areas for the major group assignment. Online Table of Contents
may help you select a topic area. See the print source for complete information.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues (4 volumes)
Call Number: Ref HN 59.2 E343 2011
I-business & economy; II-criminal justice; III-family & society; IV-environment, science & technology
Encyclopedia of Social Problems (2 volumes)
Call Number: ref HN 28 .E55 2008
Partial search and preview available (including table of contents) in Google books
Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare
Call Number: ref HV 40 .C635 2008
CQ Researcher: Browse Reports by Topic (1923+)
See sections such as: Education, Family and domestic life, Health, Housing, Social Services & Disabilities, etc.
CQ Press Public Affairs Collection
Find policy overviews with references, and other information about legislation and U.S. federal policy
CQ Press Electronic Library
Search across all segments, including CQ Almanac, Public Affairs, Congress,and more. Find policy overviews with references, and other information about legislation and U.S. federal policy.
Use Ask a Librarian, call the Reference Desk at (413) 585-2960 or text us at (413) 570-0LIB [-0542].
Addiction: A Reference Encyclopedia
Call Number: ref HV 5825 .P26 2010
Call Number: ref JV 6465 .B38 2009
Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
Call Number: ref E 185.61 .E544 1998
Encyclopedia of Disability
Call Number: ref HV 1568 .E528 2006
Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence
Call Number: ref HV 6626 .E534 2007
..has a thematic list of entries, including "Domestic Violence & the Law" and others, with a section on understudied areas.
Encyclopedia of Homelessness
Call Number: Ref HV 4493 .E53 2004
...has entries on "Legislation, Programs, and Policies" & "Issues on Serving the Homeless," as well as history of legislation.
Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery
Call Number: ref RC 563.4 .E53 2009
Poverty in America: An Encyclopedia
Call Number: ref HC 110.P6 L375 2008
American Settlement Houses and Progressive Social Reform:
Call Number: ref HV 4194 .B37 1999