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SOCW 2000 (Jones) - Introduction to Social Work: Finding books

Collection of print and electronic resources for SOCW2000

Population Groups Reference Books

American immigrant cultures -
REF E184.A1 A63448 1997

Black Americans: A statistical sourcebook -
REF E185.5.B512 2008

Encyclopedia of race and racism -
REF E184.A1 E584 2008

Encyclopedia of race, ethnicity, and society -
REF HT1521 .E63 2008

Social Work References

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Using GIL to find books

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    • To find books at GPC, use GIL-Find@GPC, the library catalog.

  • Use the Quick Search option for a broad keyword search, more like searching on the Internet. A keyword search looks for your search term(s) anywhere in the catalog record.

  • Use the Exact Search option to limit your search to a specific field in catalog records. This can be used to search for a book with a known author or title, or it can be used to search for books by subject heading.

Asian Americans
Hispanic Americans
Indians of North America - Cultural Assimilation
African-Americans - Race Identity
Older people - United States
Older people - United States - Attitudes
Gays - Social Conditions
Lesbians - Social Conditions

***If you don't find any results for a subject heading in GIL@GPC, try searching the GIL Universal Catalog.

  • Once you find a book, check the location, status, and call number. Location will tell you which campus owns the book,  status will indicate if the book is available, and the call number will tell you where to find it on the shelf.

  • Don't forget - you can request items from other GPC campuses. Just click on the request link at the top of the catalog record. Books usually take 1-2 business days to arrive and can be picked up from the circulation desk.


eBooks provides access to full-text of electronic books (e-books). Keyword search will results in the list of full-text e-books related to the subject of your research. You'll need to access eBooks through Galileo or create your personal account to be able to use it from home (eBooks handout).

Below are some examples of titles related to your research.


Ebrary - collection of 19,500 ebook titles in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences. Keyword search will results in the list of full-text e-books related to the subject of your research.

Subject Guide