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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Social Work Library Orientation: Helpful Reference Resources

This guide provides an overview of the subjects covered in the library orientation session for new School of Social Work students as well as links to the resources and tools.

Finding Background Information

Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories. These are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.

Are you off-campus?

You will be asked to log in with your NetID and password to access online reference sources off-campus.  

If you're having technical issues, feel free to contact the library for help.  

Top Resources for Background Info

All of these resources are available electronically.  We also have physical copies of select materials.  To access, use the "Online Access" link listed.