Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work is now a consistently updated digital resource. Visit About to learn more, meet the editorial board, or explore the latest articles.


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Winner of the 2013 Prose Award

"Best Social Sciences eProduct"

Editorial Board

Dr. Tricia B. Bent-Goodley

Howard University


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Welcome to ESW!

Now a consistently-updated resource from the NASW Press and Oxford University Press, Encyclopedia of Social Work provides students, scholars, and practitioners with a digital guide for a lifetime of social service. With revised and new articles added each month, users can be assured that they are accessing the most up-to-date content on a wide array of topics, from international issues to ethical dilemmas.

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The NASW Press / OUP Partnership

In print for nearly a century, the Encyclopedia of Social Work, published by the NASW Press, serves as an essential tool for the social work community. In 2008, the NASW Press and Oxford University Press co-published the Encyclopedia’s 20th edition and have partnered once again to produce the consistently updated ESW online. Follow the link for more on the history of Oxford and to see the latest releases from NASW Press.

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