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Call no.: HV11 .M59 2020
ISBN: 9780826172839
Publication Year: 2020
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This book serves as a tool for human service practitioners to develop logic-based research skills for conducting research-informed practices to improve client outcomes. Ethical issues in social research, problem formulation, levels of measurement and data analysis are discussed in great detail.


 
Hilton, T. P., Fawson, P. R., Sullivan, T. J., & DeJong, C. R. (2020). Applied social research: A tool for the human services (10th ed.). Springer.

Call no.: HV11 .S77 2015
ISBN: 9781138910829
Publication Year: 2015
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This handbook is a concise guide for social work students and beginning practitioners to conduct research on social work issues. It covers design types, sampling strategies, methods of collecting and analyzing data as well as compilation of evidence-based reports using appropriate data.


 
Steinberg, D. M. (2015). The social work student's research handbook (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Call no.: H62 .S4776 2018
ISBN: 9780190614249
Publication Year: 2018
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This book explains the contexts and approaches of research in the field of Social Sciences. It discusses in detail the whole research process from elements of research design, methods of data collection, processing and analysis to the skills of writing research reports.


 
Singleton Jr., R. A., & Straits, B. C. (2018). Approaches to social research (6th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Call no.: H62 .B787 2016
ISBN: 9780198755951
Publication Year: 2016
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This book provides an in-depth account of the research process from formulating research questions, selecting research methods, creating questionnaires, to carrying out data analysis and compiling research reports. Tips and skills in each area are revealed, complemented by vivid account of students' research experiences.


 
Bryman, A. (2016). Social research methods (5th Int'l ed.). Oxford University Press.

Call no.: HV45 .H26 2017
ISBN: 9781462530588
Publication Year: 2017
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This handbook addresses the theory and practice of social work with groups in areas such as ageing, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare and family violence. Major models of group work, the skills and values required to lead a working group, and the evaluation of group work practice are discussed.


 
Garvin, C. D., Gutierrez, L. M., & Galinsky, M. J. (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of social work with groups (2nd ed.). The Guildford Press.

Call no.: 361.303 BARK 2014
ISBN: 9780871014474
Publication Year: 2014
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This dictionary offers definitions of up to thousand terms related to social work in alphabetical order. It also provides a chronological list of historical events regarding the development of social work and social welfare for users' reference.


 
Barker, R. L. (2014). The social work dictionary (6th ed.). NASW Press.
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Call No.: HV40 .K465 2018
ISBN: 9781305966864
Publication Year: 2018
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This book introduces the generalist intervention model in social work, which encompasses the knowledge, values and skills required to work with individuals, families, groups and organizations. Key elements of generalist practice including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation are explored.


 
Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, Jr., G. H. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Call no.: HV45 .T68 2017b
ISBN: 9781292160283
Publication Year: 2017
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This book provides a comprehensive account on group work practice at micro, meso and macro levels. The discussion includes evidence-based practices with task and treatment groups, skills in dealing with resistant and reluctant group members, and issues about group leadership and diversity.


 
Toseland, R. W., & Rivas, R. F. (2017). An introduction to group work practice (8th Global ed.). Pearson Education.

Call no.: BF637.C6 C574 2017
ISBN: 9781305263727
Publication Year: 2017
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This book explains major counselling theories, such as cognitive behavior therapy and family systems therapy, and compares the therapeutic models expressed in these theories. It also introduces ways of applying these theories in real-life cases and develops them into effective counselling styles.


 
Corey, G. (2017). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Call no.: HV40 .G75 2019
ISBN: 9780190916510
Publication Year: 2019
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This book introduces a systematic framework to evaluate the design, implementation and feasibility of service programmes from an evidence-based approach. Problem analysis and needs assessment are discussed, which are critical to the formulation of programme goals and intervention strategies.


 
Grinnell, R. M., Gabor, P. A., & Unrau, Y. A. (2019). Program evaluation for social workers: Foundations of evidence-based programs (8th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Call no.: HV11 .R67 2018
ISBN: 9781478635291
Publication Year: 2018
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This book provides instructions and skills necessary for social work students to resolve problems with clients in their fieldwork placement. It explores a host of topics, such as ways of integrating classroom knowledge and field instructions, evidence-based practices, legal and ethical concerns as well as risk assessments.


 
Royse, D., Dhooper, S. S., & Badger, K. (2018). Field instruction: A guide for social work students (7th ed.). Waveland Press.

ISBN: 9781305176935
Publication Year: 2015
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This book focuses on the interdisciplinary study of gerontology and covers a wide range of topics including the physical well-being of the elderly, social and psychological issues in later life development and the issue of death and dying. Also, programmes and activities related to caregiving and elderly issues are introduced.


 
Hillier, S. M., & Barrow, G. M. (2015). Aging, the individual, and society (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Call no.: RC488.5 .N53 2017
ISBN: 9780133826609
Publication Year: 2017
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This book explores the current practice and the latest development of family therapy approaches, with an emphasis on the clinical aspect that includes observations of actual sessions with counsellors and case studies of prominent family therapists. Interactive quizzes are provided in several chapters.


 
Nichols, M. P., & Davis, S. D. (2017). Family therapy: Concepts and methods (11th ed.). Pearson Education.

Call no.: HV40 .S463 1994
ISBN: 9789622016347
Publication Year: 1994
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本書介紹社區工作的基本概念,諸如定義、目標、價值觀及原則,同時亦詳述不同的實踐方法,包括社會策劃、社會行動、教育和宣傳等。本書亦有文章探討社會工作者所面對的挑戰。


 
甘炳光等(主編)(1994)。《社區工作:理論與實踐》。香港:中文大學出版社。

Call no.: HV40 .S439 1997
ISBN: 9622017681
Publication Year: 1997
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本書詳述社會工作者需要具備的一系列工作技巧,如社區關係的建立及維繫技巧、組織技巧及社會政策分析能力等。本書亦提供應用實例,讓讀者了解不同事件的工作策略、目標群體及介入手法。


 
甘炳光等(主編)(1997)。《社區工作技巧》。香港:中文大學出版社。
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Journals

British Journal of Social Work


ISSN: 0045-3102 (Print); 1468-263X (Electronic)
eJournal



This is a renowned social work journal published by the Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Association of Social Workers. It contains scholarly articles in different aspects of social work around the world.

Hong Kong Journal of Social Work


ISSN: 0219-2462 (Print); 2424-7731 (Electronic)
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Published by World Scientific for the Hong Kong Social Workers Association Limited, this journal publishes articles in social work mainly in local context, but it also covers articles in Mainland China, Southeast Asia and the UK.

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research


ISSN: 2334-2315 (Print); 1948-822X (Electronic)
eJournal



Published by the University of Chicago Press, this journal comprises peer-reviewed articles on social work research and analyses in areas such as social programme design, social and health services as well as public policies and practices.

Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance


ISSN: 2330-3131 (Print); 2330-314X (Electronic)
eJournal



Formerly known as Administration in Social Work, this journal publishes articles on the current research and practice in non-profit human services organizations. Research topics include social service leadership, human resources management, service quality supervision and community involvement.

Journal of Youth Studies


ISSN: 1029-7847
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Published by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, this journal covers research articles in a wide variety of topics related to local youths, such as whole person development, youth violence, adolescent mental health and life planning education.

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The website introduces a variety of social services offered by Caritas Hong Kong, including services for the elderly, family service and community development service. Resources such as annual reports, service statistics and newsletters are available for download.
  The webpage provides a wide range of resources published by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. These include research reports, anniversary recommendation proposals and position papers.
  The website provides information about the social services sector in Hong Kong. This includes core welfare services, social security schemes and relevant legislations. The sections of NGO Corner, Publications & Press Releases, and Download Area offer relevant documents and statistics for viewers’ reference.
  The website consists of information about elderly care and the related conferences and training workshops held by the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology. It also provides detailed accreditation information for residential care services for the elderly and conference materials for free download.
  The website contains current and back issues of Youth Hong Kong, an online quarterly journal of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. It discusses all matters related to youth development, such as future skills, leadership, creativity, technology and innovation.
  The website introduces mental health education and counselling services provided by the local association. It also offers seminars, training courses and publications related to Mental Health First Aid and mental illnesses, such as dementia and depression.
 
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The following table lists the call number ranges of the suggested areas related to Social Work under the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme. You can look for library resources of a particular subject area within these ranges.
 
Subject Area Subclass
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
 
HV1 - 9960
 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology – Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
 
HV40 - 69
 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Crimonology – Protection, assistance and relief
 
HV697 - 4959
 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology – Protection, assistance and relief – Special classes – Families. Mothers. Widow's pensions
 
HV697 - 700.7

 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology – Protection, assistance and relief – Special classes – Young adults. Youth. Teenagers
 
HV1421 - 1441

 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology – Protection, assistance and relief – Special classes – Aged
 
HV1450 - 1494

 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology – Protection, assistance and relief – Special classes – People with disabilities including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities
 
HV1551 - 3024


 
Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology – Protection, assistance and relief – Drug habits. Drug abuse
 
HV5800 - 5840

 
The Family. Marriage. Women – The family. Marriage. Home – Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
 
HQ1060 - 1064

 
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