Search the Library Catalog

opens new window Library Catalog

Search your broad topic in the library catalog or opens new window browse the subjects for Social Service. Ebook titles are included in the library catalog, with links to the full text ebooks. In subject encyclopedias and books, browse the index and Table of Contents to look for your topic.
See: opens new window Library of Congress Classification Outline -- opens new windowSocial Sciences

Sample reference titles:
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology - Call # HM17.J64 LRC-R
• Encyclopedia of Social Work - Call # HV35 .E5 LRC-R
• Social Work Dictionary - Call # HV12 .B37 2003 LRC-R
• Social Worker's Desk Reference - Call # HV40 .S6464 2002 LRC-R

Reference ebook Databases

Use reference materials to find general or background information.

How to Find Book Reviews

When searching a database, limit your search results to Book Review if the option is available, or type book review and the title and/or author in the search fields.

In opens new windowSocINDEX with Full Text, opens new windowSocial Work Abstracts, opens new windowAcademic Search Premier or another EBSCO database, in Advanced Search limit to Book Review for the Document Type.

Book Review

Enter the author or book title in the text box. (Use quotation marks to search the title as a phrase.) Or, simply do a keyword search.

SocINDEX with Full Text

Search Ebook Databases

opens new windowEbook Central
- opens new windowSU "social work" (subject search; more than 3,400 ebooks)
- Combine keyword and subject searching to narrow your results.
- Use the Sort By option to arrange the results. For example, Publication Date will sort the newest ebooks at the top of your list.
Search example:
opens new window"social work" and children (phrase and keyword search)

opens new windoweBook Collection (EBSCO)
- opens new windowSU "Social Sciences" (more than 2,100 ebooks)

Sample Ebooks