Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research
- School of Social
Work. This is the official page for the CSULA School of Social
Work. It gives information on the programs, faculty/staff, and advisement.
- NASW Online. This is
the homepage of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW),
the largest membership organization of professional social workers
in the world.
NASW California Chapter. Official
site of the California Chapter of the National Association of Social
Workers. Excellent source for continuing education and networking
opportunities, state licensing information and current news in the
field within the state and beyond. Its Student Center brings together
student projects, activities, scholarship and advocacy opportunities.
This megasite homepage of Social Work Professor Richard Estes at the
University of Pennsylvania provides links to archival and other national
and comparative resources on social and economic development. It targets
two audiences: social work educators and students with international
interests as well as other educators and students needing assistance
in finding resources such as these.
- Social Science Research & Instructional
Council (SSRIC) The SSRIC acquires and processes social science
data from a wide variety of sources including ICPSR, the Roper Center,
and the Field Institute in California.
Reform The Next Act-Facts on Welfare. Fast Facts
on Welfare Policy presents basic data in PDF format
from the National Survey of America's Families and the Welfare Rules
Database. This data is presented in an easy format for students
and faculty use. Each area contains a single chart or table
with a paragraph summarizing what the graphic shows and explains how
the findings of the research fits into the policy debate.
- World Wide Web
Resources for Social Workers. The initial goal of this megasite,
the work of Dr. Gary Holden at New York University, was to link to
"any Website that appeared potentially useful to social workers."
Although Dr. Golden says he is becoming more selective, there are
still a staggering number of links, many specific to social work and
others useful for almost any kind of research.