Resources in Social Work

  • Fall Semester Hours Mon-Thu: 8:30am-10:00pm; Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 1-5pm; Sun 1-10pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (217) 244-1864

Find Articles in Databases & Journals

Use databases to search multiple journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.



Find Background Information

Reference sources, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.



Browse Useful Websites

Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.

Develop Research Skills

Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject or for a specific class.

Social Work Research Guides

General Research Guides

Class Guides



Use Additional Library Resources

Find Books and Other Material

Search for books, journals, and media by title, author, subject, keywords, material type, or publication date.

Social Work Related Libraries and Library Services



Learn About Other Resources on Campus

Learn about social work resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




About the Social Work Collection

The social work collection supports the teaching and research requirements of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work. To this end, comprehensive collections are maintained for child welfare, health care, community mental health, school social work, social welfare administration, social policy analysis and implementation, and social planning. The majority of the estimated 45,000 volumes which comprise the collection are housed in the Main Library Bookstacks. Recent books and the recent years of print journals in social work are located in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL).

Please direct all comments or requests for information to SSHEL, or 217-244-1864.