Welcome to the Social Work Orientation Library Guide!
This guide provides an overview of the subjects covered in the library orientation session for new School of Social Work MSW students, and links to the resources and tools. The information in this guide will remain available year-round, for quick and easy access later on.
Orientation Session Goals: In this session, you will learn...
- Who to contact for help with your library research
- How to navigate the Library webpages to find course reserves, databases, the library catalog and guides to Social Work research
- Which subject-specific databases to search for social work journal articles, and how to find the full-text of journal articles
- How to use the Library Catalog to request books from UIUC and from other I-Share Libraries
- The benefits of using a citation management tool (like Refworks) to organize your research
- What library resources and services are available to you during your internship semester(s)
Remember: This is a good place to start, but there is much more library information and assistance available than would fit in this guide! Check the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library home page and the University of Illinois Library home page for additional help and resources.
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library: Your "Home Base"
ATTENTION: Beginning in Fall 2012, the home library for Social Work resources and services will be the new Social Sciences, Health and Education Library (SSHEL). The Education and Social Science Library will be joining forces with the Applied Health Sciences Library in this new unit, with a new website and enhanced resources. The information below and in other pages of this guide will be updated periodically during this transition with the most current links and resources as they become available. Thank you!
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) Website: http://www.library.illinois.edu/edx/
The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library provides specialized resources, reference services and instruction for the departments of anthropology, Asian American studies, economics, gender and women's studies, geography & geographic information science, political science, psychology, and sociology; the College of Applied Health Sciences; College of Education; the School of Social Work; the School of Labor and Employment Relations; and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
SSHEL is located on the first floor of the Main Library, and includes reference and circulation services, circulating and non-circulating books, journals, and reference sources, quiet study areas, computer terminals, printers/copiers/scanners, and friendly librarians and staff.
Hours, Location, Staff Contacts, Loan Policies and more at About Us.
Need library help? Contact us!
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Call SSHEL reference desk: (217) 244-1864
To request an individual research consultation appointment with an ESSL librarian, submit a request using the Individual Research Consultation form.
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library
SSHEL North (Room 100) & SSHEL South (Room 101)
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
General Telephone: (217) 333-2305
Information Services Desk Telephone: (217) 244-1864