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SW 214: Field Experience: Finding Books

A guide to library resources for Social Work 214: Field Experience

SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog

To find books and government documents in USA Libraries' collections, use SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog.

  • Catalog tips and tricks:
    • Keyword searches – use quotation marks to hold phrases together ("social work")
    • Truncation – use ? after the root of a word to find all its variants ("social work?" finds social work, social workers)
    • Browse the Subject(s) field in records to find the right words for searches. (Example: Try doing a keyword search for "social work" "mental health" then look at the subject(s) field in several records. You’ll see that the subject term is "psychiatric social work." Click the subject heading to find more records with this subject.)
  • Revise and refine your searches.
  • Watch for repeating call numbers and browse stacks in that area.
  • Pay attention to the Location and Status fields. You will need this information to locate the item in the library.

Locating Books & Book Chapters

Electronic Books