Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work

The new Encyclopedia of Social Work is a continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work last published in 2008 that has been 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.

Features include:
  • Over 450 concise overview articles and biographies at the time of launch that cover the key facets of social work study
  • Article versioning, indicating that an article has been revised with a link back to the previous version, so users can immediately locate the most current data and cite works accurately
  • An expert 13-member editorial board and Editor in Chief, committed to the efficient, precise vetting of articles and biographies, ensuring that new and revised content is added each month
  • A user-friendly, sleek platform, so users of any experience level can find the tools to meet their research needs
  • MARC records available at the article level
  • Dozens of supplementary featured pages, from tips to applying social work theory to practice to external reference sources

More information is available at Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Work

July 1 to June 30 annual subscription, with pro-rated pricing available from the time of order until July 1.

LYRASIS has negotiated a central license with the best possible terms. Participating institutions placing new orders will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time.

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