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In-depth guide to policy information sources

Social Work Policy

Welcome to the Social Work Policy guide! 

This guide is designed as a jumping-off point for your research in the field of social work.  It covers key resources, both in print and electronic, but is not comprehensive.

Help & Assistance

For help locating and using library resources and services use the Ask A Librarian service or contact Carin Graves (, the subject specialist librarian for social work.  Research consultation appointments are available upon request.

For help with technical issues (e.g. problems with library e-resources such as login issues, error messages, etc.) contact the Distance Learning Services 24/7 Support Line at 1-800-500-1554.

MSU Libraries: A quick review of major resources and services

Main Library south entranceAsk A Librarian
You have many options to ask questions about library resources: in-person, phone, email, online chat.  Chat services are available 24/7.  Your subject librarian is available by appointment for one-on-one research help.  See my contact info in the right-hand panel.

24/7 Computer Support Line (Distance Learning Services)
Call this support line for assistance troubleshooting technical problems with ANGEL and library e-resources.

Inter-Library Services - Off Campus Users

study carrels with view of Beaumont TowerLearn how to request print library materials for students in online programs or enrolled at remote campuses.

Your Library Account
Renew books online.

Inter-Library Loan
Request access to books, journal articles, and other materials not available at MSU.

Hollander MakeCentral
Printing, plotting, copying, scanning, and office supplies.

Collaborative Technology Labs
Create, Design, Share in these high-tech, multimedia, group work spaces. Rooms are available for reservation.  Note: traditional group study rooms (i.e., those without computers) are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Using Computers in the Library

Main Library fountainsCovers software programs, saving files, printing, and wireless access.  For additional information on saving files and your MSU server space, refer to the AFS guide.

Starting point for access to the library's electronic resources: article indexes and databases, online journals, newspapers, data, etc.

Research Guides
Tools created by MSU Librarians that provide lists of resources and search strategies for finding information on specific subjects.

Social Work Librarian

Carin Graves

Librarian for Sociology, Social Work, and Human Development and Family Studies

Social Work Guide

For general Social Work resources please refer to the Social Work Resources subject guide. 

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