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Social Work Research Guide

Social Work Research

This guide will show you how to search for content that the CSI Library has access to- print books, ebooks, and online journal articles. It also has lists of useful resources on the web, and links to other information from the library that will help you write research papers.

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Changes to OneSearch: What you need to know

OneSearch allows you to search for books, articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, streaming video and DVDs (media), or to search across all of our resources in one place.


Select a subject area from the dropdown to view a list of related databases and online resources organized by academic program.



Looking for a specific database like Academic Search Complete or JSTOR? View our Database A-Z List.

Search for Periodical by Title
Browse Periodicals by Subject

Our Research Guides help you find resources specific to your subject area or course. Choose a subject or course name from the list below to view the guide for that topic, or view a list of all our research guides.

This list of Frequently Asked Questions can help you navigate Library resources and services. If you have a question that is not answered by our FAQ, feel free to contact us.


The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) is the primary resource used by American mental health professionals, social workers, and researchers to “diagnose and classify mental disorders.”  This eBook has all the content of the print edition in an easy-to-access electronic format. Click the book title to go directly to the eBook.  

To access the Library's guide for reading and downloading content in EBookCentral, click this link.

Access from Off-Campus

You can do everything from home, except check out a print book. That means you can read ebooks and journal articles and watch streaming video. You will be prompted to login. Use your  SLAS which should be the same as your CSI email username and password. If you need a password reset please email (On campus, go to the Helpdesk at 2A-306D.)

Other Useful Guides

Citing Sources

Evaluating Websites


Because of the interdisciplinary nature of social work, guides in other subjects will certainly be relevant. You might want to look at our guides for Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Education, New York City Data Resources and Transcultural Concepts in Healthcare. See our list of all guides.