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The Library has a good collection of both print books and eBooks for Social Work (accessible from home using your username and password). 

Use Library Search to search for print and eBooks by title, author, keywords and more.  

Useful classmarks for Social Work subjects

Books are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system (000-999) note the classmark, including cutter letters (3 letters after the number) to find them on the shelves.

e.g.  Reclaiming social work: challenging neo-liberalism and promoting social justice by Iain Ferguson at 361.3 FER

Below is a list of the most relevant classmarks (also called shelf marks) for Social Work. Remember to use Library Search in addition to browsing the shelves, as books can be classified in different ways.



Useful classmarks for Social work subjects

Useful Classmarks
150 General Psychology
155.4 Child psychology
155.5 Adolescent psychology
158.3 Helping/coaching
300.72 Social science research methods
305 Social groups
305.235 Adolescence
347.4 Social work law (mental health law 362.2)
361.32 Social work practice
361.8 Community work
362.2 Mental health law
362.3 Learning disabilities
362.4 Physical disabilities
362.5 Poverty
362.6 Social work with the elderly
362.7 Social work with children
362.73 Children in care
362.733 Fostering
362.734 Adoption
362.76 Child abuse and neglect  
362.82 Family social work
364 Criminology
615.8515 Creative art therapies
615.85153 Play therapy
615.85155 Dance therapy
615.85156 Art psychotherapy
616.8521 Trauma/PTSD
616.8526 Eating disorders
616.585... Survivors (see also 362s)
616.89 Psychiatry
616.8914 Psychotherapy and counseling
616.89142 CBT including RECBT
616.89156 Family psychotherapy
616.8917 Psychoanalysis
618.92 Child health
618.9289 Child psychiatry
658.3124 Coaching/mentoring/mindfulness