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Online Reference Materials
Encyclopedia of Social Work This link opens in a new window
Contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. Clearly arranged in A-Z format, each article is fully cross-referenced and includes a select bibliography to guide interested readers to primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject. The work also includes a comprehensive index and topical outline.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Social Sciences This link opens in a new window
Search a set of encyclopedias and reference works in the social sciences.
These links will help you locate print & online book resources on Social Work in the library catalog.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources & Literature Reviews
Research Using Primary Sources from the University of Maryland Library
This guide clarifies how to locate, access, and use primary sources.
Distinguish Between Primary and Secondary Sources from the University of California, Santa Cruz Library
A quick guide on how to tell the difference between the two types of information sources.
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Information Sources from SUNY Empire State College Library
A portion of a self-paced, non-credit course covering three types of information sources.
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources Overview from University of Minnesota Crookston Library
A description of the three categories of information and examples to help you determine the types.
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources from Yale University Library
A guide to information types with a focus on comparative literature.