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Social Work

This guide will help you get started when you are doing research in the area of Social Work.

Why bother with books?


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Ever find the perfect journal article on your subject, only to be totally confused by what it's saying?  Books are the answer to that problem.

Because articles are shorter, they don't have space to explain everything.  Books usually give you more context and background, making a subject easier to understand.

Finding Books at FLITE

If you want books, the library catalog is the place to look.  Type in your title, author, or keywords and find out what we've got!

(You can also access this from FLITE's homepage, on the Catalog tab of the center box.)

Finding Books Through MeLCat

Did your catalog search not turn up the results you want?

Click on the MeL logo on the right of the catalog results screen to see if other Michigan libraries have what you want.

MeL logo

When you see the book you want, click Get This For Me. The book will be delivered to FLITE in 3-5 business days!

(More info on MeL.)