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  • Social Sciences Librarian: Nicholas Wyant
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E860
  • Phone: (812) 855-1665
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last updated: 9/6/2012

Social Work

Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities to enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and to create societal conditions favorable to this goal. Includes: helping people obtain tangible services; providing counseling and psychotherapy; helping communities or groups provide social and health services; and participating in relevant legislative processes.

Proud grandpa watches solo rope skip. N. Harmony (Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection - Indiana University Archives / Digital Library Program ).

Proud grandpa watches solo rope skip. New Harmony, Indiana.
(Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection - Indiana University Archives / Digital Library Program )


The Social Work Collection


The Social Work collection is split between the 7th floor of the Wells Library Research Collections, the Information Commons/Undergraduate Services Core Collection, and the Information Commons/Undergraduate Services Reference Collection. In addition, many pertinent materials can also be found in the Public Health  Library. To access materials and determine their location, use IUCAT.


Areas of emphasis in the collection are child welfare, poverty, policy analysis, program evaluation, community development, and faith-based welfare. Works on animal welfare, emergency management, and safety are excluded. Works on refugees are located in the Sociology collection.

For more information on the collection click here.


Social Work Resources

last updated: 9/6/2012