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SCW 251 (Vegdahl): Pioneers and Reformers

Find resources to support your Social Work 251 research assignment

Use this page to choose your reformer and to discover the times in which they lived.

Edith Abbott - Social Work Pioneer

Edith Abbott (1856-1957) Social Work Pioneer

Image links to list of 9 Most Influential Women of Social Work

U.S. History of Social Welfare & Public Welfare and Its Pioneers/ Reformers

**Tip** For this assignment I would also recommend JSTOR - a database that includes older article content from many disciplines

Database Search Tips:

  • Search using keywords connected with AND, not long phrases
    • e.g. "Edith Abbott" AND "social work education"
  • Search by Author for works by your pioneer/reformer

Why use a book and how to find them......

  • Use books to get an overview of a topic, learn trends, and find keywords for searching for more information on your topic. 
  • Need to find a book in the CU Library collection? The library catalog (OneSearch) is the place to go to locate books, DVDs, and videos.   
  • In addition to our print collection, there are more than 400,000 electronic books available to you through the catalog.  Ebooks have the same content as the print copy, but the entire text is online.  

Use these sites to find biographies, works by and works about your reformer. 

Search for Books, Articles, & More

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Search for books to request via interlibrary loan.

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