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Introduction to Social Work: Home

This guide includes introductory resources and instruction that will aid students in the study of social work.

APU Syllabi

Here are some syllabi for undergrad and graduate 'Introduction to Social Work' courses created by APU faculty. This list is not meant to include every class, but simply to provide a few examples that can be used as general course outlines.

Other Online Guides

Like this guide? You might also find the following guides useful (keep in mind that these guides are not APU-specific): 

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Introduction to Social Work

This subject guide is meant as a complement to the introductory social work courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and will provide various tools and resources to help students in their studies.

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Happy researching!

Guide Sections

Where Do I Start?

One of the best ways to get your feet wet in researching a particular topic is to find an introductory resource that will give you a good overview of a subject. This section will help you to find reference materials and other resources to get you started in your research.

Find Books & Media

APU has a large collection of books, periodicals and other media, all of which were selected in order to provide you with the resources you'll need for your coursework and class assignments. In this section, you will find quick search boxes and information for using APU's online library catalog and LINK+ (an online catalog for 60+ libraries).

Find Journal Articles

Journal articles are often the best place to find more current information on a particular topic. This section will equip you to find the best databases and to successfully use them for your research.

Blogs & General Websites

Finding credible, authoritative Internet resources can be difficult. You will find not only relevant websites in this section, but also tools that will help you be a better searcher.

Policy & Statistical Websites

This section includes policy and statistical websites, as well as instructions to help you find research articles in APU databases.

APA Citations

Need help with APA citation style? Then this is the section for you.

Subject Guide

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