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MSW Orientation

This guide is designed for students entering the MSW program.

Introduction

This class help page is designed to introduce you to a variety of resources that may be helpful to you as a graduate student at Ferris. Welcome!

Get More Help

 If you have questions, please contact the FLITE Reference Desk at 231-591-3602, or your library liaison for the Social Work program, Stacy Anderson, 231-591-3635.

Where to Start

The snapshot of the Library Homepage below highlights the Find menu which is a good starting point to find various library resources.

To find books, journals, videos, and other library materials, there are several resources to use. Beginning at the library's homepage, you will find links for locating all types of library materials.

  • Find Books, videos, and more using the online catalog. The online catalog is set-up so you can perform keyword searches, subject searches, title searches, etc.
  • Find Articles using Databases. You can select Education and Career Related Resources if you are specifically searching an education-related topic, or select other subject areas as necessary.
  • Find Journals using the online catalog journals tab. Journals may be available online, in print, or in microform. You can search by the full journal title, title words, or by subject.
  • Find Online Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and other Reference Books using the Online Reference Resources.