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This page lists key resources for Social Work. Please also make sure that you have looked at the general Health and Social Work pages to make sure you have not missed any relevant information. You may also find useful information on the Education and Psychology pages.
ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Indexes and Abstracts. BOPCAS British Official Publications current awareness service, provides bibliographic details of government publications with abstracts and some full text links. Campbell Collaboration: systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions, such as education, crime and justice, and social welfare. An American database freely available on and off campus. CASonline provided by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. To connect you will need a password. CINAHL covers allied health and nursing. PsycINFO covers psychology, psychiatry, child development, psychological aspects of illness and treatment. Social Care Online social and community care, includes Department of Health circulars. Social Services Abstracts abstracts from journal articles on social work, welfare and policy. Sociological Abstracts sociology and political theory. SWAP Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre - a SCIE account (which is free) is required to search this database. Web Of Science includes Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. ZETOC British Library's electronic table of contents. Covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in many key subject areas.
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. Age UK The new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. Alzheimer's Society includes information and guidance for researchers and professionals. British Association of Social Workers is the largest professional association for social work in the UK. British Society of Gerontology is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and other individuals interested in the situations of older people. Care Quality Commission checks whether care services meet government standards. The HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) is a regulatory body for Health, Psychological and Social Work professions. Gov.UK includes useful contacts, information on local councils and public consultations. Family Rights Group is a charity in England and Wales that advises families whose children are involved with or need children’s services because of welfare needs or concerns. Joseph Rowntree Foundation includes access to reports, press releases, topical issues in the areas of housing, social care and social policy, and links to other useful sites. Mencap has a section for professionals on supporting those with a learning disability. Office for National Statistics has publications and data on a wide range of subjects, including health and social care. Ofsted has information about children and families services. Research in Practice supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families. Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides a wealth of resources for social workers. Youth Justice Board is an executive non-departmental public body. It provides guidance for youth justice practitioners.
You will find books and other material of interest and relevance to your social work course in many different locations throughout the Library e.g. social work, sociology, health care. However, the material is predominantly found in the 300s.
305.8 Race and ethnicity 344.0327 Child law 346.015 Family law 361 Social work 361.32 Counselling 361.4 Group work 361.60941 British social welfare policy 361.62 Social Policy 361.65 Welfare state 361.7 Voluntary organisations 361.941 British welfare state 362.1 Health services 362.10425 Community care 362.2 Mental illness 362.3 Mental disability 362.4 Physical disability 362.5 Poverty and homelessness 362.6 Services for the elderly 362.7 Children 362.82 Families - welfare services 364 Criminology
There are a range of journals relevant to social work available either in print or electronic format. The Library Catalogue gives details of e-journals we have access to, as well as all the printed journals held in the Library. The catalogue entry for an e-journal connects to the A-Z list (a complete listing of all full text e-journals available to Oxford Brookes staff and students).
Some of the key social work journals that we stock are:
British journal of social work Journal of social work practice Social work education
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