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+ Social Work: Getting Started

This is a guide to resources for social work research. It will lead you to databases with helpful journal articles, books, websites, and other resources.

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UST/SCU Social Work Department

For more information on the UST/SCU School of Social Work, check out their Web site:

Using Library Resources at UST and SCU

Welcome, Social Work Students!!

The librarians and staff at the University of St. Thomas Libraries are here to help you research and locate resources for your coursework and research projects. The information and links on these pages have been selected to make the research process as managable and painless as possible.

As students in the joint Social Work program, you are welcome to utilize either (or both) of the libraries at SCU and UST. Please remember that while your program is joint, we are two separate institutions, each with our own unique computing, accounting, and administrative systems. Library links and resources for SCU are available at:

Undergraduate Social Work students have online access only to the resources available at their home institution (UST).  However, you can access the SCU resources if you visit their library.

MSW students can access resources at both libraries, using either your UST account or your SCU account. 

Other details of note:

  • Your ID card will allow you to check out books at both libraries. You do not need separate ID card for St. Kate's.
  • Computer Access at St. Thomas: All MSW students and all UST undergraduate Social Work students are issued a UST username and password, which allow you access to email and UST libraries resources.
  • IRT TechDesk:  For assistance with your UST account or login, contact the TechDesk by calling 651-962-6230 or sending an email to
  • Parking on campus: Use the Interactive Campus Map to locate the closest parking to the building you wish to visit.  The O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library provides the resources for Social Work research.
  • Printing:  All students are allowed 400 pages per semester, including summer session (1200 per year). NOTE:  You must be logged into computers with your UST account in order to print.
  • Research Assistance:  Librarians are available by phone (651-962-5001) or on a drop-in or appointment basis. To schedule a consultation, call or email Jan Orf, who is the Social Work librarian. (Contact info is available on this page to the right.) At SCU, the Social Work Librarian is Kathi Rickert, email: (651-690-8738). 

More questions??? Call or stop in and talk to Jan!!!

Liaison Librarian

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Merrie Davidson
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Subject Guide

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AIA Survey for SOWK 380-Fall 2015

Survey for SOWK 380, Fall Semester 2015. 

InterLibrary Loan

Request books, articles, and other items not available at UST. Visit the InterLibrary Loan page for more info.


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