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Off Campus Login

The library page will automatically detect Off Campus users and will thus prompt for your Novell Username ( student no. or staff no.) and Password ( Date of birth - yymmdd, full id no. or passport no.) when required.

Exam Papers

Use your Student number and password (yyyymmdd) to access previous question papers.

International Associations

International Council of Social Welfare


Intenational Association of Schools of Social Work

How to manage your references?

Department of Social Work

Welcome to the Social Work Library Guide

STOP COVID-19  (other languages)

HIFA profile: Kuku Voyi is chair of the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa.


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Where to find books for your subject.

Care of the elderly 362.6
Child welfare 362.7
Counselling 361.06
Drug abuse 362.29
Health & social care 362.1
Medical sociology 362.1042
Poverty 362.5
Social services, social work 361


Searching Tips

Boolean Operators ( AND, OR, NOT )

Join concepts: adolescents AND teenagers

Synonyms: alcohol OR substance

Excluding words from your search: risky behavior NOT community violence

Phrase searching: "..." ( inverted commas )

" risky behavior "

Truncations: * at the end of a word or within a word

adolesc* search for adolescent, adolescents

behavi*r search for behaviour, behavior 

Parentheses () 

to enclose search strategies will customize your results to more accurately reflect your topic

( substance abuse OR alcohol abuse) AND risky behavior

not return substance abuse or alcohol abuse when risky behavior is not mentioned

("substance abuse" AND "alcohol abuse" ) AND ("sibling" OR "brother") AND ( risky behavi*r AND "parent support")

Citation Search

Find out if article have been cited by other authors.

Help to find more recent papers.

Indicate the importance of a piece of research.

Help to make your literature review more comprehensive.

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Publications in the department

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About this guide

The content of this guide was developed by Veliswa Tshetsha and reused with permission.

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