Social Work

Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research

  • School of Social Work. This is the official page for the CSULA School of Social
    Work. It gives information on the programs, faculty/staff, and advisement.

  • NASW Online. This is the homepage of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.

  • NASW California Chapter. Official site of the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Excellent source for continuing education and networking opportunities, state licensing information and current news in the field within the state and beyond. Its Student Center brings together student projects, activities, scholarship and advocacy opportunities.

  • PRAXIS. This megasite homepage of Social Work Professor Richard Estes at the University of Pennsylvania provides links to archival and other national and comparative resources on social and economic development. It targets two audiences: social work educators and students with international interests as well as other educators and students needing assistance in finding resources such as these.

  • Social Science Research & Instructional Council (SSRIC) The SSRIC acquires and processes social science data from a wide variety of sources including ICPSR, the Roper Center, and the Field Institute in California.
  • Welfare Reform The Next Act-Facts on WelfareFast Facts on Welfare Policy presents basic data in PDF format from the National Survey of America's Families and the Welfare Rules Database.  This data is presented in an easy format for students and faculty use.  Each area contains a single chart or table with a paragraph summarizing what the graphic shows and explains how the findings of the research fits into the policy debate.

  • World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers. The initial goal of this megasite, the work of Dr. Gary Holden at New York University, was to link to "any Website that appeared potentially useful to social workers." Although Dr. Golden says he is becoming more selective, there are still a staggering number of links, many specific to social work and others useful for almost any kind of research.