Social Work *: Where do I find background information on a topic?

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Online Reference Collections

Want to learn more about your topic? Are you looking for information about the history of your topic? Use the recommended sources below to find background information on a topic, issue, or person relevant to the field of social work. 

Finding Background Information

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online database of encyclopedias. It is multidisciplinary, covering various subjects and is a good starting point to find background information and context for your research topics. 

Selected Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks for Social Work