Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Research Guide: Home

This guide provides links to resources available at USC Libraries for researchers working in the area of social work.

Getting Started

Find articles, books, videos and other sources in the USC Libraries collections

Access the USC Libraries online catalog and search 

Looking for library and USC services for people with disabilities?  Check out Accessibility & Disability Services at USC Libraries

Need to find scholarly sources, peer-reviewed articles and empirical research?

Use our scholarly databases to find peer-reviewed articles for your assignments

Looking for required readings for your course? 

Find these readings in our course reserves system ARES

Are you an online or VAC student? 

Use Distance Learning research guide to find more information about off campus and remote access

Looking for background information on your topic?  Use our online reference sources (handbooks, encyclopedia, dictionaries)
Want to become a better searcher and develop a more effective strategy?  Use our searching solutions guide to get tips and strategies for the most efficient and effective search

Are you trying to find a book or article that USC does not own?   

Our interlibrary loan services allows you to request materials from other institutions

Looking for APA citation guidelines? 

Check out our APA citation guide for citation formatting guidelines, and sample papers