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Social Work: Web Sites

This guide will aid researchers in the field of Social Work.

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American Public Human Welfare Association. The APWA Web site is a good place for news concerning welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly. Some sources on this site include in-depth information on welfare reform, resources on this site includes in-depth information on welfare reform, state-by-state listings of relevant news items and a browsable list of abstracts from the association's journal.

Code of Federal Regulations. (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The CFR online is a joint project authorized by the publisher, the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register, and the Government Printing Office (GPO) to provide the public with enhanced access to Government information. The CFR is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory areas. Large parts may be subdivided into subparts. All parts are organized in sections, and most citations to the CFR will be provided at the section level. Sections that are of vital importance to social workers are: Title 42, Public Health and Title 45, Public Welfare.


Federal Register. The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. Helpful Hints provide instructions for searching the database. Documents may be retrieved in ASCII "TEXT" format (full text, graphics omitted), Adobe Portable Document Format, "PDF" (full text with graphics), and "SUMMARY" format


Grassroots: Social Science Search. This Web resource is maintained by the School of Social Work at Andrews University. It is essentially a searchable database of over 1,500 reviewed websites of interest to social work students and practitioners. A subject arrangement of the sites is also included with topics such as field, research, practice, values/ethics, cultural and ethnic diversity, social welfare policy, and more.


National Association of Social Workers. National Association for Social Workers. Founded in 1955, the NASW is currently the largest association of professional social workers in the world. Their Web site includes a catalog of publications, the NASW Code of Ethics, accreditation information, and links to resources. This site is also a useful current awareness tool.


New Social Worker Online. THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER ONLINE is an electronic companion to the print magazine devoted to social work students and recent graduates. Includes full-text articles, an online career center, social work links, and more.


Praxis: Resources for Social and Economic Development. A resource developed by Richard Estes, a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. This guide will be especially useful for social work researchers with an international focus.


Public and Private Laws. The Public and Private Laws database is a collection of laws enacted during the 107th Congress (2001-2002), 106th Congress (1999-2000), 105th Congress (1997-1998) and 104th Congress (1995-1996) and is prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration.


Social Services InfoNet. Link to Internet resources, selected and indexed by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts editors, includes reviewed books in social work, new Web sites, topical bibliographies, and social policy. Some material requires paid subscription.


Social Work Access Network (SWAN). SWAN has become the site of choice for professionals, educators, and students searching the web for resources related to social work. Access to lists of schools of social work in the US, listservs, conferences, chats, etc. Find members in their Virtual Community.


Social Work Cafe. Tobi Ann Shane's Social Work Cafe has become the online meeting place of choice for social work students. Access to community bulletin boards, student message board, reading room, career advice, chat etc.


Social Work History Station. This site is another instructional resource that is designed to support classroom instruction in the areas of welfare and social work history. Professor Dan Huff from the School of Social Work at Boise State University is the creator, and he hopes the site will prove useful to other educators.


Social Work Search. Directory of social work links

Social Work Student. The purpose of this site is to give all students of social work, access to relevant links and information to help them with their course work.


Society for Social Work and Research. A non-profit association committed to improving the support for research among social workers.


WWW Resources for Social Workers. This is the largest social work meta-index in the world. It allows browsing of hierarchical categories as well as key word searches.

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