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Social Work Collection Development Guidelines: Collection Development Plan

Social Work Collection Development Plan

Program Description:

The library collection supports the mission of the Social Work Department  which “embraces not only the art, heart and conscience of social work but also the central importance of research-guided knowledge and problem-solving in nurturing the science of social work” through its undergraduate, Social Work (B.S.W.), and master’s level programs, Master of Social Work (MSW) (Mission, Goals and Objectives).

Accrediting body:

Council on Social Work Education (Social Work)

Degrees offered:

Overall Collecting Level Desired:

3: Instructional Support (see description of collecting levels)

Target Areas:

Human Behavior & the Social Environment Social Policy/Welfare Social Work Practice Research Field Practicum.

Focus Areas:

TBD

Related Subject Areas

  • Psychology
  • Health & Human Performance
  • Nursing
  • Political science

Languages:

English

Geographical Emphasis:

United States

Chronological Emphasis:

Titles dealing with contemporary issues and practices receive the highest priority.

Noted Publishers:

NASWWiley; and SAGE Publishing

Preferred Dates of Publication:

Emphasis is on collecting current imprints. Reprints and classic works are acquired as needed, or as replacements for lost or damaged items. 

Types of Resources:

Resources are selected in a variety of print and electronic formats,including books, and videos for the study of social work. 

Notes and Other Considerations:

N/A

Review Sources:

Choice Reviews Online, Resources for College Libraries 

Collection Levels by LC Subject Subdivisions

LC Subject Subdivisions
Call # Ranges Subject Collection Level

 

Sociology

 

HM 435-477

History of sociology

3

HM 481-554

Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects

3

HM 621-656

Culture

3

HM 661-696

Social control

3

HM 701

Social systems

3

HM 706

Social structure

3

HM 711-806

Groups and organizations

3

HM 811-821

Deviant behavior. Social deviance

3

HM 826

Social institutions

3

HM 831-901

Social change

3

HM 1001-1281

Social psychology

3

 

Social History

 

HN 1-995

Social history and conditions

3

 

The Family. Marriage. Women

 

HQ 12-449

Sexual life

3

HQ 450-472

Erotica

3

HQ 503-1064

The family. Marriage. Home

3

HQ 1073-1073.5

Thanatology. Death. Dying

3

HQ 1075-1075.5

Sex role

3

HQ 1088-1090.7

Men

3

HQ 1101-2030.7

Women. Feminism

3

HQ 2035-2039

Life skills. Coping skills. Everyday living skills

3

HQ 2042-2044

Life style

3

 

Societies: Secret, Benevolent

 

HS  101-330.7

Secret societies

2

HS  351-929

Freemasons

2

HS  951-1179

Odd Fellows

2

HS  1201-1350

Knights of Pythias

2

HS  1355

Other societies

2

HS  1501-2460.7

Other societies. By classes

2

HS  2501-3371

Clubs. Clubs and societies for special classes

2

 

Communities, Classes, Races

3

HT51-65

Human settlements. Communities

3

HT101-395

Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology

3

HT401-485

Rural groups. Rural sociology

3

HT601-1445

Classes

3

HT1501-1595

Races

3

 

Social Pathology, Criminology. Social and Public Welfare

 

HV   40-69

Social service. Social work. Charity

3

HV   85-525

By region or country

3

HV   530

The church and charity

3

HV   541

Women and charity

3

HV   544

Charity fairs, bazaars, etc.

3

HV   544.5

International social work

3

HV   547

Self-help groups

3

HV   551.2-639

Emergency management

3

HV   640-645

Refugee problems

3

HV   650-670

Life saving

3

HV   675-677

Accidents. Prevention of accidents

3

HV   680-696

Free professional services

3

HV   697-4959

Protection, assistance and relief

3

HV   3025-3174

Special classes. By occupation

3

HV   3176-3199

Special classes. By race or ethnic group

3

HV   4005-4013

Immigrants

3

HV   4023-4470.7

Poor in cities. Slums

3

HV   4480-4630

Mendicancy. Vagabondism. Tramps. Homelessness

3

HV   4701-4890.9

Protection of animals. Animal rights. Animal

3

HV   4961-4995

Degeneration

3

HV   5001-5720.5

Alcoholism. Intemperance. Temperance reform

3

HV   5725-5770

Tobacco habit

3

HV   5800-5840

Drug habits. Drug abuse

3

HV   6001-7220.5

Criminology

3

HV   7231-9960

Criminal justice administration

3

HV   8290-8291

Private security services

3

HV   8301-9920.7

Penology. Prisons. Corrections

3

HV   9950-9960

By region or country

3

 

Socialism. Communism. Anarchism

 

HX    519-550

Communism/socialism in relation to special topics

2

HX    626-696

Communism: Utopian socialism, collective settlements

2

HX    806-811

Utopias. The ideal state

2

HX    821-970.9

Anarchism

2

Contact Information

Department of Social Work

Library Liaison:
Nancy Gibson

Faculty Representative:
Dr. Shani Collins Woods

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Social Work Liaison

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Contact:
Office: Library 217
931-221-6166

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