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Social Work: Find Books


Research@UWW is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of books, ebooks, government documents, media, articles, images, and more. It includes many, but not all, of the UWW libraries' databases in addition to records for all physical materials in UW System libraries. 

Log in after your first search to ensure you're seeing all available citation and have seamless access to full text and UW Request borrowing.


Search for Books, Media, & More @ UWW

Use this box to quickly search Research@UWW for books, media, and more at UW-Whitewater.

Getting Materials from Other Libraries

If your UWW campus library does not have the item you need, or if it has already been checked out by someone else, the library can usually obtain the item for you from another library, using either UW Request or ILLiad interlibrary loan. Which service to use depends upon the resource you wish to borrow. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian.

UW Request from other UW's

Use to borrow "returnable" materials such as books, videos, and government documents--if not available at the UWW library you use--from other UW System Libraries. It cannot be used to borrow non-circulating items (such as reference books or books on course reserve) or articles from periodicals or journals. UW Request is free, and materials arrive within 2-5 weekdays. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to our How to Borrow From Other Libraries: UW Request web page.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Use to request scans of articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines not available at your UWW library. Also use to borrow books and other materials if not available at your UWW library or through UW Request (non-circulating items like reference books cannot be borrowed). This service is also free. Approximate turnaround time is 2-4 weekdays for articles; 5-7 weekdays for most other items. For more information, and for instructions on use, go to the Interlibrary Loan service web page.

How? Check out the How to Borrow From Other Libraries guide.

Video Tutorial: Search for and request "Books, Media & more" from other UW Libraries

This video shows how to use Research@UWW to search all UW campus libraries' catalogs simultaneously and place requests to have books, videos, or government documents sent to Andersen Library's Circulation Desk or Lenox Library's service desk. Requested materials arrive in 2-5 weekdays. You must be signed in (with your UWW Net-ID) to place requests; this UW Request service is free but available only for currentl UWW students, faculty, and staff.


Jing tutorial on using UW Requiest through Research@UWW

Like to Browse the Shelves?

The following Library of Congress subject classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library. 

HV is the classification for works in the areas of social work, public welfare, social pathology, and social welfare organizations. This classification also includes histories of these topics.

  • HV 1-9000s

Other relevant sections:

  • BF 1-BF 1200s, Psychology
  • LB 3013.4, School Social Work
  • RA 790-RA 790.95,  Mental health
  • RC 321-RC 429, Neurosciences
  • RC 435-RC 571, Psychiatry
  • RJ 101-103, Child health and health services
  • RJ 499- RJ 507, Child psychiatry
  • RZ 400-RZ 408, Other systems of health (mental healing)

Use the Stacks Directory (PDF) to find the location of these call numbers on the 3rd floor of Andersen Library.

Get Help: Ask a Librarian

Andersen Library Reference Desk

Phone: (262) 472-1032

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