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Social Work 201 - Moseley: Books

This guide provides an introduction to resources for many aspects of social work.

Catalog Searching Tips

Search the catalog to find books, media, print periodicals, and other items in Lovejoy Library. 

The Library of Congress call numbers for social work begin with HV. Subject areas that overlap into the realm of social work, include:

  • HQ: Family, Marriage, and Women
  • HM: General Sociology
  • HN: Social History, Problems, and Reform
  • HT: Cities, Communities, Races
  • HV: Social Services, Welfare, Criminology

Common Call Numbers:

  • Social Sciences: H - HZ
  • Welfare theory: HB 846-846.8
  • The Family, Marriage, Women: HQ 1-2044

Example topics: Sexuality, parenthood, children, the aged, relationships, marriage, divorce, life skills, coping skills

  • Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare: HV
  • Social Service. Social Work. Charity organization and practice: HV 40-696

Example topics: social case work, rural social work, international social work, charity, public and private relief, emergency management

  • Protection, assistance and relief: HV 697-4959

Example topics: protection of families, children, young adults, women, the poor, people with disabilities, and protection of people of different races, sexuality, occupations, ethnic groups

Medicine: R - RZ

  • Public aspects of medicine: RA 1-1270

Example topics: Medicine and society, public health, home health care services

  • Psychiatry: RC 435-571

Example topics: personality disorders, behavior problems including child abuse, mental retardation, developmental disabilities

To search for a person, as AUTHOR or SUBJECT, search by last name, first name without punctuation, for example:  Addams, Jane or Sanger, Margaret

Some suggested subject areas include:

  • Abused elderly
  • Abused wives--services for
  • Child Welfare
  • Church and Social Problems
  • Family Social Work
  • Family services
  • Gerontology
  • Human services
  • Illegal immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Medical Social Work
  • Minorities
  • Minority families
  • Older people
  • Poor-United States
  • Public welfare
  • Social case work
  • Social group work
  • Social service
  • Social work administration
  • Social work with alcoholics
  • social work with children
  • Social work with criminals
  • Social work with drug addicts
  • social work with gays
  • Social work group
  • Social work with the homeless
  • social work with immigrants
  • social work with minorities
  • social work with older people
  • Social work with sex offenders
  • social work with youth
  • social workers

If you are unsure of the subject heading, use the KEYWORD search identifying two or three of the most significant terms from your research topic.

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