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University of Gloucestershire Library

Social work: Books

Library resources for social work students

Finding books in the library

UoG Library book collections

Search Library Discovery for our print and eBooks. Results show the book location, organised on shelves by topic.

Remember to limit your search results to University of Gloucestershire to just display our own holdings.

Finding books with Library Discovery

Using our eBooks

eBook collections at UoG

UoG eBooks are available in Library Discovery. They can also be accessed via our eBook provider platforms.

The main eBook providers for social work are 

ProQuest eBook Central Videos

eBookSoS campaign - quick video

Library Discovery

New Books

Have a look at the full list of new resources for social work and social care.

Inter-Library Loan service

Book not in the library?

Use the Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service to obtain print books and chapters from print or electronic books not held by the university. The service is primarily for final year undergrad students, postgrads, researchers and academics. Staff and students have an initial allocation of free requests. More information is available in the Guide to Inter-Library Loans

Main subject areas in the Library

Topic Shelf number
Psychology 150-158
Sociology 301-306
Law 340-346
Social problems and services 360s
Social work 361.3
Mental health services 362.2
Services for people with learning disabilities 362.3
Services for people with physical disabilities 362.4
Services for older adults 362.6
Services for children and young people 362.7
Foster care  362.733
Domestic violence 362.8292

Print books for social work and social care courses are held in the library at Oxstalls campus. You will find them on the second floor in the Sport Exercise and Health collection.

Each library book is given a shelf number according to the topics it covers.  The majority of the books you will need to refer to are kept in the 300s – Social Sciences, but you will also find relevant materials in other parts of the library.

Books held at Park and FCH libraries may also be relevant. You can request these on Discovery and select to collect them at Oxstalls library.

Recommend a book

Suggest a new book purchase for the library using the recommend button below.


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