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Social Work - Recommended Sources

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An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

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Contains many books on Social Work.  All available from anywhere using your University account.  you can highlight text, make notes, create bookshelves, link to definitions and contextual material, and copy or print text.

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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The Campbell library produced by the Campbell Collaboration, is a collection of systematic reviews relating the effects of social interventions

When you the website opens click the Home button.  Use the left hand menu to navigate the the systematic reviews or view resources such as policy documents, guidelines, links and tutorials in the Resource Centre

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CareKnowledge keeps you up to date with social care information that covers all relevant policy, research and practice materials published in the UK. Search across a range of material including Journals and Books Research Documents and Policy Papers.

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The College of Social Work  (in Library only) 

The College of Social Work ceased to exist on the 31st September 2015. However, a number of their functions including responsibility for the 'Professional Capabilities Framework' transferred to the British Association of Social Workers. Other functions including the repository of information relating to Higher Education Institutions Endorsements transferred to Greater Lancashire Social Work Education and Training (GLSWET) Network

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This online resource has been built with and for social workers and other professionals who work with children, young people and their families. The overall aim of the site is to improve standards of practice by equipping practitioners with the information they need to confidently make informed decisions and assessments; stay on top of the latest guidance, good practice, research, legislation and case law; and to actively expand their knowledge base by learning through case work.

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This online resource has been built with and for social workers and other professionals who work with children, young people and their families. The overall aim of the site is to improve standards of practice by equipping practitioners with the information they need to confidently make informed decisions and assessments; stay on top of the latest guidance, good practice, research, legislation and case law; and to actively expand their knowledge base by learning through case work.

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The NICE (National Institute for health and Care Excellence) platform offers a Google like search of accredited health information from a selection of sources.

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The first place to look for authoritative UK government information. The Inside Government section has links to all major departments such as the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, plus No. 10 and the Cabinet Office.

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Website of the regulatory body for a number of health and care professions including practice psychologists.  In addition to news and careers information this website provides access to professional documentation including practice notes, legislative guides and policy documents

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A key UK organisation which seeks to address problems caused by poverty, poor housing/homelessness and an ageing society, plus a broad range of other social issues. The Publications section of the site contains a wide range of useful reports

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Homepage of The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK

Social Work books are  on the First Floor of the Library. Remember that you must use the Library Catalogue to find the books you want rather than just browsing the shelves.

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: Psychology and Sociology.

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