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Social Work & Social Policy (including Criminology): Education and Social Services

This guide will help you discover and use Library resources supporting learning and research in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. (including Criminology)

Education & Social Services

Key Databases - Education & Social Services

Additional databases - Education & Social Services

Research Skills

Useful shelf numbers

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme whereby each subject is represented by a number.

You will find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter  D  and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name. 

e.g.    D 361.32 KOP

Here are some useful Social Work and Social Policy shelfmarks:

D 300          Social sciences (General)

D 361.3       Social work

D 361.61    Social policy

D 362          Social welfare problems & services

D 364          Criminology

D 909          Human geography

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