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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.

Search Library Resources

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.


Please see our instructional videos for lots of detail on how to search Library resources for books and articles.

Here is our list of databases relevant to Social Work.

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.

Featured Social Work eBooks

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.