Social Sciences and Social Work

Waggoner Library Research Guide to Social Science and Social Work Resources. Click on the topic below to jump to the related content.

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Locating book resources and the online catalog

  • Books are located through the library Web site
  • The online catalog allows you to search by author, title, subject, and keyword.
  • Social Work related books are shelved in the 'H' category on the second floor of the library.
  • ATHENA (accessed from the library web site) allows you to search several other middle Tennessee libraries' holdings with one search question.  A courier service allows a patron to retrieve a book from ATHENA within 5-7 working days. Requests can be made online.
  • eBooks are integrated into the library catalog. Over 85,000 titles can be viewed 24/7 online. Many can be downloaded to an eReader format and there is a small collection of audio books available.

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Subject Headings in the PAC include but are not limited to: 

Social Sciences

Social Work

Civics; Cross-cultural studies; demography;  gerontology; Human behavior; Paradigms (Social sciences); Pluralism (Social sciences);  Power (Social sciences); Sociology;  Social sciences (Field work); Social sciences-Research

Social work administration; Social work education; Social work with children; Family social work;       Social work with the aged; Social workers;  Social workers-professional ethics

Call Numbers: Using Library of Congress Classification system, the call number indicates the location of books on the shelves.  Circulating books are on the second floor of the library.

H - Social Sciences HQ - Family, Marriage, Child Development
HB - HJ - Economics HV - Social Problems, Crime
Media Resources found in the library besides books include DVD and VHS

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Reference Books 

Photocopies can be made of needed text. Some titles have duplicates in the stacks, this will be noted on the record as a copy. Some recommended reference titles in this field:

Social Sciences  
   Encyclopedia of Sociology Ref HM 17 .E5 V. 104
   Statistical Handbook on the American Family Ref HQ 536 .S727
   Encyclopedia of Social Work Ref HV 35 .S6 V. 1-3
   Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice Ref HV 6017 .E52
   Survey of Social Sciences-Sociology Series Ref HM 17 .S8

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Locating professional journal articles
    Online account information is provided exclusively for Trevecca Nazarene University. Our license agreements permit use of databases only by Trevecca faculty and students.  Please help us maintain the integrity of our license agreements by not sharing access with family, coworkers, and friends.

If you know the journal title: 

From the library homepage enter the journal title in the search box near the top. Change the tag to read “Journal Title” then enter. If your journal is full text in one of our databases the result will include a link to the database where you can access the full text or indicates bound, back issues or microfilm availability.If there were no hits you can complete online an ILL form requesting a journal article reprint.

If you are searching by subject: 

Electronic Resources Link: Click on the ‘Electronic Resources’ link, then choose either

Accessing databases off campus access requires your name and the 11 digit ID number from your student ID.

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Social Sciences and Social Work Database Descriptions

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) Abstract only. Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.
African-American History Online Full text articles, time lines, video and image files along with audio covers all aspects of African-American history.
American History in Video Largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials  ® Index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Full text of journal articles.
Digital Dissertations ® Full Text. Dissertations.
Education Complete® Full text, part of the ProQuest collection
Expanded Academic Collection® Full text, Gale Cengage/Tennessee Electronic Library.
Films on Demand Over 7,000 streaming videos, interviews and documentaries on all topics.
Global Issues in Context Full text. Gale. a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.
HaPI Heath & Psychosocial Instruments A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments
Health Reference Center Academic Full Text. Gale Cengage. Articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.
HeritageQuest Full text. U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
Lexis-Nexis Full text. News, business, legal, medical and reference publications
PsycARTICLES® Full text APA published journals.
Psychology Module Full Text, a part of ProQuest®. Information on human development, learning, psychiatry and more.
PsycINFO ® Abstracted. Psychology based scholarly journal database indexing dissertations as well as providing limited full text journal access.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection Full Text.  From EBSCO is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.
Social Science Full Text Full Text. H.W. Wilson. Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
Social Science Module Full Text. Search the social science titles on subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development and more.
Women's Interest Module Full Text. Subjects such as feminism, history, political science, social science, and general interest as they relate to women's issues.

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Internet Resources include

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