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SSW380/381, 382/383, 384/385: Research Methods: Research Essentials

Summer 2015, SSW Literature Review Strategies


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  Encyclopedia of Social Work 

Encyclopedia of Social Work (4 vols.)
Call Number: Ref HV35 .S6

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