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A guide to social work research at the University of Michigan.
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the University of Michigan Library


This research guide will take you through many of the resources available for social work at the University of Michigan. Shaprio Undergraduate Library is just across the street from the School of Social Work Building and Hatcher Graduate Library is right next door to the Undergraduate Library. Wherever a book is located you can have it delivered to the library that's most convenient for you and pick it up at the circulation desk at that library. 

  • Mirlyn - The Library Catalog
    Search Mirlyn for books, videos and titles of journals. You can't look up the title or author of an article in Mirlyn. Use article indexes/databases when you want to search for articles. For additional information on searching the library catalog watch this brief video on getting started with Mirlyn.
  • Top Resources for Social Work Research
    Use the blue browse box, located at the top of many library web pages for suggested library resources by subject area. This link listed here takes you to a few of the top resources for Social Work. There are also pages of resources for Public Policy, Public Health, Statistics and more.
  • Search Tools
    Search Tools can be used to find links to databases and other online resources. You can browse Search Tools for databases names alphabetically or by subject. You can also search for article index databases or online encyclopedias by name or by using key words.
  • ArticlesPlus
    Searches nearly 100,000 journals, newspapers, magazines and e-books at the same time and provides access to over a half-billion articles. An excellent place to start to find articles on a broad, interdisciplinary topic. Watch this brief video for more information about ArticlesPlus.

Further Help

  • Ask A Librarian
    Contact a librarian by email, chat, stop by a reference desk or make an appointment to visit a librarian.
  • Graduate Library Reference Desk
    Stop by the reference desk in the Graduate Library or Shapiro Undergraduate Library for help in searching any of the resources in this guide.
  • Library Workshops
    Learn to use RefWorks, EndNote, scan, make a web-page and more at these free workshops offered by the University Library and other TTC partners. Online registration required.

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