SOCW 2113 Social Work: A Helping Profession

An overview of the history of social services available to people in need.

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Search the Library’s Collection

Here, you can find tips for searching our library catalog as well as a selection of books related to social work.

What is listed here is only a sample of the library’s content. Your own searches should turn up much more.

Search the Library Catalog

How to Find Books in the Catalog

Keyword

Type any term, such as psychology or modeling. Remember, keyword searching only looks for your term. There’s no guarantee the results will be about your term.

Title

Type any known words from the title. Avoid articles like a or the.

Author

Use Last name, First name or First name Last name order.

Detail of catalog limiters, set to limit to the NWOSU collection.
An example of limiters available in the catalog.
  • To Northwestern Oklahoma State University Library Services to discover items held at NWOSU.

  • By Format (book, article, etc.) to get materials of a particular type.

  • Select the Advanced Search option to refine your search or use the options in left sidebar after you have begun your search.

  • Use quotes around phrases like "social media" or "college athletes".

  • A search for books will include both print books and eBooks, but can be limited to either format.

    Screenshot of catalog with the words book and eBook highlighted.
    An example search containing both books and eBooks.
  • Use the Boolean operators and, or, and not.

    Boolean Operator Tutorial
    McMaster Libraries. (). How library stuff works: Boolean operators (and or not) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/bCAULDuMcso

    Examples:

    • Soviet and Russian

    • "Soviet Union" or Russia

    • Mexico not New

    Note: Some databases and search engines require that Boolean operators be typed in all caps to distinguish them from search terms.

  • To truncate your search, enter a minimum of the first three letters of the term followed by a question mark (?) or an asterisk (*).

    Example: child* or infant*

  • Use parentheses to create more precise searches.

    Example: (games or toys) and (child* or infant*)

Suggested Books

The following represents a selection from our library catalog.