Social Work

This is UCLan's Social Work library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Mike Hargreaves and Megan Benson


Use Library Search to find book availability and location, e.g 361.32/TRE

We also have a growing collection of full-text electronic books, covering a wide range of subject areas:

Journals and Articles

Recommended Databases for Social Work

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

Request an Inter-Library Loan/Document Supply Service for items out of our subscriptions.

Additional Resources

The following services collect together many useful and relevant Web sites. They are good places to begin a search;

Useful Web Pages

  • Social Care Online (eLSC)
    Is aimed at social care professionals and service users and carers.  It aims to make available research evidence and publications, databases (Caredata) and electronic journals across the whole area of social care.
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence
    (SCIE) took over from the work of the National Institute for Social Work (NISW) in October 2001. It promotes knowledge-based policy and practice throughout social work and social care. One of the first things SCIE has done, is to provide free access to the Caredata database, via Social Care Online
  • Health and Care Professions Council
    They promote training in social work throughout the UK.
  • Department for Work & Pensions
    New name for the Department of Social Security.


Mike Hargreaves

Faculty Librarian for Health and Wellbeing
01772 892127

Megan Benson

Assistant Information Officer for Health and Wellbeing
01772 895057