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Social Work Research Guide: Getting Started

Library Help for Social Work Students


Welcome to the Social Work Library Guide.

Return to this website often to find information on how the libraries and librarians can help you with your research.

Search the Library

Click on the relevant tab and enter your search terms below:

Using Keywords

Searching the library catalog is different than searching Google.  

Keyword is a term that represents the main concept of your research topic.  Using keywords improves search outcomes.

When you are developing these keywords consider:

  • What are the most important words/phrases in your research question
  • How to describe your topic
  • How might someone else search for your topic
  • Do you need to use subject specific terminology
  • Synonyms

Off Campus Access


Please logon with your YU email address and YUAD password. If you need assistance logging in, contact the YU Helpdesk at 646-592-4357. For non-urgent questions, e-mail

The off-campus access authentication of Yeshiva University Libraries has been switched to YU Active Directory (YUAD) Single Sign-On, the same as YU Canvas.

Please be sure that your username format is YUAD\username.

Look up your YUAD account Information here.

The Active Directory Default Password is 5 characters long. It is the first letter of your last name (lowercase) followed by the last four digits of your Social Security Number or YU Banner ID, e.g. j1234. 

Please note: for students, your YUAD password is different than your YU Gmail account.

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