Social Change and Innovation: Background Information

Resources related to the MSW department. Research focusing on designing social change and leading innovation for individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities on a larger scale.

What can you use these resources for?

Reference sources are useful when you want to find background information on particular topic or issue or find the definition of a concept, term or phrase. Reference sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and yearbooks. Use the recommended resources below to get more background information that can help you frame your research question or project. 

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. 

Selected Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Featured Books in USC Libraries