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Master of Social Work Program (UNH Durham): SW 820: Social Welfare Policy I

Identifies core and class-related resources for online and campus-based MSW programs. Provides information on research methods and resources, obtaining library materials, getting help, and more.

Biographical Information

Want to find out more about some of the people involved in social history and policy development? Try some of these online biographcal resources:

Examples from Biographical Information Sources

Examples of entries from American National Biography:

Example from Biography in Context:

Online Reference Sources

A very useful source for background information is

  • CREDO reference - An online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books including specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, and more, all from reputable publishers.

For example, CREDO includes the Encyclopedia of Ethics, which includes entries on topics such as utilitarianism and libertarianism.

You can see a list of all titles in CREDO reference by broad subject areas such as philosophy, social sciences, history, and general reference.

Some titles in CREDO reference will also have short biographical entries.


Images can enrich your reading of texts. A useful image database is

  • ARTstor - Digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Help for ARTstor.

Examples of some images:

While many images in this database are copyrighted, they have all been licensed for eductional (pedagogical and scholarly) use.