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.

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

Access the USC Libraries online catalog and search 

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 and watch our online tutorials for tips and strategies to get the most effective search

Are you an alum and want to stay informed about the profession after you graduate? 

Alumni have on campus access to library resources, but there are many Open Access resources available for online access to scholarly journals

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

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

Looking for APA citation information? 

Check out our APA citation guide and find out more about our citation managers

Need help? 

Contact your librarian at abrisset@usc.edu. Book a one-on-one research consultation