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Getting Started with Social Work Research


Research Guides are a great resource designed specifically to assist you with your coursework here at Boston College School of Social Work.  Each guide contains links to texts, databases, and other resources that can be helpful while writing papers and completing assignments for courses in each category listed below.  Please browse these pages and utilize the wealth of information compiled therein to save time in your research.

About the Social Work Library

The Social Work Library is located in the lower ground floor of McGuinn Hall. View the Social Work Library homepage to find out more about our hours and the services we provide.


For questions, please contact Hannah Ha at or 617-552-3234.

Frequently Used Databases



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