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Research in Social Work: Background Information

Using the library to guide, enhance, and inspire research in Social Work


LibrarySearch is the library catalog of six private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the St. Thomas library of your choice.. You can search for resources at both UST and SCU Libraries.


Social Work Examination Guides

UST O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library has several editions of Social Work examination guides available on Reserve (ask at the Circulation Desk):

Social Work ASWB Exam Guides, by Dawn Apgar and published by Springer, are available for in-library use only

  • Masters Exam, 2015. Call number: HV 40.52 .A74 2015
  • Clinical Exam, 2015. Call number: HV 40.52 .A736 2015

The Complete Guide to Social Work (Masters Exam),  2015, published by Independent Study, Inc., is one volume available for in-library use only.  Call number:  HV 11.5 .C64 2015

ASWB Secrets Study Guides, published by Mometrix Test Preparation, are available for in-library use only:      

  • Bachelor's Exam, 2015.  HV 40.52 .A89 2015
  • Masters Exam, 2010.  HV 40.52 .A88 2010
  • Clinical Exam, 2010. HV 40.52 .A861 2010

The Preparatory Course for the Social Work Written Examination, published by the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (2010) can be checked out for 3 days.  Call number:  HV 11.5 .P74 2010

  • Orientation volume which identifies which sections of the guides are covered by individual tests
  • Volume 1: Human development and Behavior
  • Volume 2: Clinical Social work processes and procedures
  • Volume 3: Supervision in Social Work
  • CDs: 3 disks include optional material

These ASWB Study Guides are 2004 editions are located in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library stacks and can be checked out.  Call number: HV 11.5 .S88

  • Bachelors Examination
  • Masters Examination
  • Advanced Generalist Examination
  • Clinical Examination

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Handbooks and Encyclopedias Online

Social Work Research Papers

Social Work research papers by MSW/DRSW Students.


  University of St Thomas St Catherine's University
2012 -
UST Research Online  Sophia
pre 2012
in print only
UST Archives, in-library use only General Collection, can check out


LibrarySearch : "social work research papers" AND (author's name OR subject area)

OR use the link below. Type in the author's name or subject in the search box

Search MNCAT


MNCAT is the catalog for the resources available at the University of Minnesota. Search for information from their many research collections, such as BioMedical, Social Work, and Engineering.

LibrarySearch - Audio search

InterLibrary Loan

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


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