Collection Spotlight: Encyclopedia of Social Work, (20th edition)

The Library now provides access to the Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition), Oxford University Press has partnered with the National Association of Social Workers on this Encyclopedia. This is the first major update of the Encyclopedia since 1995. It is continuously updated online collaboration building off the classic reference work. This new edition includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. The scope of knowledge and skills within Social Work continues to grow as the profession responds to developing needs all over the world and this Encyclopedia will assist in you individual development of that knowledge and skills.

Looking inside: The Encyclopedia contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the arena of social work. Entries are arranged in A-Z format, each article being cross-referenced and including a select bibliography to assist readers to explore to primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject. The work also includes a comprehensive index and topical outline. Comprehensive in coverage and international in scope, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource to social work practitioners, scholars, and students alike.

Accessing the Encyclopedia: to use this Encyclopedia click here and explore.