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Social Work Library Guide

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Stamped from the Beginning

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America--it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever.

Direct Social Work Practice

Packed with case examples, illustrations, and proven learning experiences from the authors and other social work practitioners, the book integrates the major theories and skills that direct social work practitioners need to understand and master.

This City Is Killing Me

While helping poor patients from the South and West sides of Chicago, Jonathan Foiles realized individual therapy could not take into account the importance unemployment, poverty, lack of affordable housing and other policy decisions that impact the well-beings of both individuals and communities.

The Violence of Hate

The Violence of Hate presents a systematic introduction to issues related to the sociology and social psychology of hate and violence as they target people who are different in socially significant ways.

Research Design in Social Work

This book outlines how social work students can undertake a research project from either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological approach.

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

Reference Sources

The references cited within each article can be a good starting point for identifying the significant literature on a topic.

Getting Started

Listed below are good starting points for beginning your research. Other useful sections of this LibGuide:

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