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Social Policy and Social Work: Books & eBooks

Information about books, journals, databases and other useful applied social science resources

Finding Books using OneSearch

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Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can only be borrowed for 48hrs. 

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Books for Social Policy and Social Work

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful titles available via UCD Library include:

Reference Books for Social Policy and Social Work

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information

Useful online reference material for Social Policy and Social Work include:

Borrowing and Returning Books on your Reading List

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Where in the Library?

Most print material related to Social Policy and Social Work is held on level 2 of the James Joyce Library

Books on community health and practice can also be found in the Health Sciences Library.

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