Social Work Library Services are currently by appointment. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for research assistance or to schedule an appointment. More information below.
Most social work print books and print journals are in the Doheny Memorial Library. Many library resources can be accessed online, including peer-reviewed journal articles and e-books. For more information on these and other resources, use the social work research guide.
Students and faculty from the Virtual Academic Center (VAC) and other distance education programs, can request library books sent to their home address. Visit the IDD home delivery page for more information.
To print, scan or copy, use one of the USC library locations.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarians offer a variety of workshops, events, and other outreach programming focusing on research skills, academic research databases and APA citation formatting. These workshops are provided by USC Librarians targeting students and faculty in the social and behavioral science disciplines (social work, education, gerontology, psychology).
Currently, all workshops are conducted on Zoom. To RSVP and get more information visit our workshops schedule.
The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) was organized in 1979 to collect materials that chronicle the history and diversity of social welfare in California. The goal of California Social Welfare Archive is to ensure that knowledge, information and documents of historic significance in the development of social welfare in California are acquired, preserved and made accessible for researchers and future generations.
Print and physical materials from the CSWA may be accessed through the Department of Special Collections and University archives (California Social Welfare Archives at USC). To locate CSWA materials that have been digitized, visit our Digital Library.