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Encyclopedias & Handbooks
Encyclopedias and Handbooks will give you a great overview of a given topic. They will also help you develop terminology useful for searching across more narrowly focused articles (via databases tab).
Please note: the databases listed here search across eBook collections relevant to Public Health.
The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (print) by
Call Number: HV6017 .E5243 2016 (print)
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
Encyclopedia of Social Work by Welcome to Encyclopedia of Social Work, the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: continuously updated edition
Handbook of Social Work with Groups, Second Edition by This definitive text, now revised and expanded, has introduced thousands of students and practitioners to the theory and practice of social work with groups. Leading authorities outline major models of group work and address critical issues in planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions. The Handbook describes applications in all the major practice settings--mental health, prevention, child welfare, substance abuse, health care, aging, corrections, and more--as well as organizational and community settings. A strong focus on empowerment, social justice, and diversity is woven throughout. The empirical foundations of group work are reviewed, and innovative research methods discussed. New to This Edition: *Incorporates over a decade of advances in the field *Heightened focus on practitioner-researcher collaboration. *Two chapters on substance abuse prevention with youth. *Chapters on social justice work, evidence-based practice, offender reentry, intimate partner violence, intergroup dialogue, working with immigrants and refugees, qualitative methods, and intervention research. *Major updates on existing topics, such as cognitive-behavioral group work, psychoeducational groups, health care settings, and technology-mediated groups. *Integrative epilogue that synthesizes key themes.
Publication Date: 2017
Social Work Essentials by In honor of the 60th anniversary of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Social Work, NASW Press and Oxford University Press are proud to publish Social Work Essentials. Since the launch of the Encyclopedia of SocialWork Online in 2013, over 100 articles have been revised and over 150 new articles have been published online. This volume brings together selected new and revised articles along with a few core, unrevised articles from the 2008 print version in a brief reference guide for the social workprofession. Covering a range of theoretical and practice orientations, this collection provides both fundamental knowledge for the profession and timely updates on the knowledge needed for social work practice.
Call Number: HV40 .S617826 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Databases Containing Encyclopedias & Handbooks
IGI Global InfoSci-Educational Science and Technology
IGI Global books on information science and educational technologies.
Oxford Handbooks Online
Handbooks containing articles providing updates and summaries of scholarship in a number of fields.
Books, reference works, handbooks, in the social sciences, from Sage and CQ Press.
Full-text ebooks in computer science, mathematics, business & management, engineering and physics. Includes Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Lecture Notes in Mathematics.