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SOWK 380 - Social Work Research: Background Information

Sources and guides for undergraduate students doing research in Social Work

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

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