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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 | Additional databases | Browsing journals Research skills textbooks | Useful shelf numbers | Related guides | Contact Faculty Librarian

This guide aims to support current registered students and staff at the University of Strathclyde. If you are a an student from a Further Education college please refer to the guide for FE students: Education & Social Services (FE Colleges).

Key Databases - Education & Social Services

Additional databases - Education & Social Services

Browsing Social Work Journals

You can use BrowZine to find journals in your subject area.  Please note that BrowZine does not list all of Strathclyde's journals, but it is a useful way to identify key journals within a subject field.

Research Skills

Useful shelf numbers

Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme where 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

Related guides

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