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SSW Doctoral Students: Research Essentials

Summer 2015, SSW Dissertation Literature Review Strategies


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Many EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Premier and Historical Abstracts, are included in Discover, as is JSTOR.

Library Catalogs and Requesting Items

Look for books in the Five College Library Catalog

 Use the Request Item button in the catalog to request books from the other Five Colleges.

No luck? Try the same search in WorldCat.

Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not in the Five Colleges.

Find Overviews & Books

  Encyclopedia of Social Work 

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

Browse topics to find an overview & some academic references:

Use these sources to find background information about your topic and bibliographies to help you get started with your research.

Five College Catalog
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