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Social Work: Books

A guide for doing research in social work.

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Browsing Books

Books in Belk Library are organized by the Library of Congress Classification, meaning that books are organized by topic. If you would like to browse, go to the following sections:

All Located on the 2nd floor of Belk Library

HQ = The family. Marriage. Women

HS = Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.

HT = Communities. Classes. Races

HV = Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology

Here are some specifics:

Subclass HV - 1-9960

HV40-69 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief

HV85-525 By region or country

HV530 The church and charity

HV541 Women and charity

HV544 Charity fairs, bazaars, etc.

HV544.5 International social work

HV547 Self-help groups

HV551.2-639 Emergency management

HV553-639 Relief in case of disasters

HV560-583 Red Cross. Red Crescent

HV599-639 Special types of disasters

HV640-645 Refugee problems

HV650-670 Life saving

HV675-677 Accidents. Prevention of accidents

HV680-696 Free professional services Including medical charities

HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief

HV697-3024 Special classes HV697-700.7 Families. Mothers. Widow's pensions HV701-1420.5 Children HV835-847 Foundlings HV873-887 Destitute, neglected, and abandoned children. Street children HV888-907 Children with disabilities HV931-941 Fresh-air funds HV959-1420.5 Orphanages. Orphans

HV1421-1441 Young adults. Youth. Teenagers

HV1442-1448 Women

HV1449 Gay men. Lesbians

HV1450-1494 Aged

HV1551-3024 People with disabilities Including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities

HV3025-3174 Special classes. By occupation

HV3025-3163 Mariners

HV3165-3173 Shop women, clerks, etc.

HV3174 Other. By occupation

HV3176-3199 Special classes. By race or ethnic group

HV4005-4013 Immigrants

HV4023-4470.7 Poor in cities. Slums

HV4480-4630 Mendicancy. Vagabondism. Tramps. Homelessness

HV4701-4890.9 Protection of animals. Animal rights. Animal welfare

HV4905-4959 Animal experimentation. Anti-vivisection

HV4961-4995 Degeneration

HV5001-5720.5 Alcoholism. Intemperance. Temperance reform

HV5725-5770 Tobacco habit

HV5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse HV6001-7220.5 Criminology

HV6035-6197 Criminal anthropology Including criminal types, criminal psychology, prison psychology, causes of crime

HV6201-6249 Criminal classes

HV6250-6250.4 Victims of crimes. Victimology

HV6251-6773.55 Crimes and offenses

HV6774-7220.5 Crimes and criminal classes

HV7231-9960 Criminal justice administration

HV7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals

HV7431 Prevention of crime, methods, etc.

HV7435-7439 Gun control HV7551-8280.7 Police. Detectives. Constabulary

HV7935-8025 Administration and organization

HV8031-8080 Police duty. Methods of protection

HV8035-8069 Special classes of crimes, offenses and criminals

HV8073-8079.35 Investigation of crimes. Examination and identification of prisoners

HV8079.2-8079.35 Police social work

HV8079.5-8079.55 Traffic control. Traffic accident investigation

HV8081-8099 Private detectives. Detective bureaus

HV8130-8280.7 By region or country

HV8290-8291 Private security services

HV8301-9920.7 Penology. Prisons. Corrections

HV9051-9230.7 The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.

HV9261-9430.7 Reformation and reclamation of adult prisoners

HV9441-9920.7 By region or country

HV9950-9960 By region or country

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