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SWK 465 - Social Work Field Instruction
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DSM-IV NASW Code of Ethics LBSW Exam Preparation

The purpose of this course research guide is to acquaint you with some of the resources in the University Library and online useful for helping you prepare for the LBSW exam. Should you have questions, stop by the Reference Desk on the first floor. You may also call the Reference Desk at (334) 229-4110 during the hours the Library is open.


The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) was published in 1994. The text revision (DSM-IV-TR) was published in 2000. Check the following sources to learn about this publication.

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NASW Code of Ethics

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LBSW Exam Preparation

To learn more about the exam and licensing consult the Web sites listed here.

Examine test-taking strategies and sample questions from this source.

  • A Study Guide for ACSW Certification ( Academy of Certified Social Workers)
    Main Reference (1st floor): HV 10.5 .M52 1996
    Main Stacks (4th floor): HV 10.5 .M52 1996

Explore these reference sources on social work and related issues. They are all located in Main Reference on the Library's 1st floor.

  • Social Work Dictionary
    Main Reference (1st floor): HV 12 .B37 1999
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work
    Main Reference (1st floor): HV 35 .S6 1995
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work - 1997 Supplement
    Main Reference (1st floor): HV 35 .S6 1997
  • Social Work Almanac
    Main Reference (1st floor): HV 90 .G56 1995
  • Directory of Colleges and Universities with Accredited Social Work Degree Programs - Web sites for some of these programs may provide tips for exam preparation
    Main Reference (1st floor): HV 11 .D57 2000
  • Books on social issues of concern to social workers
    Main Reference (1st floor): Call numbers beginning with HQ

Articles from journals and magazines will also prove useful in your review for the exam as they report on the issues and situations social workers face in the workplace. The best way to locate these articles is by using the Library's online article databases. These databases are now easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the information requested. If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases, contact Randy Curtis (334 229-6968) or Cedric Davis (334 229-6998).

Some of the databases provide access to the entire text of articles. If the text of an article is not available in a database, check for the journal or magazine title in Serials Solutions (ASU) to determine if the article is available in another database. Also check HORNetCat, our online catalog, for availability of journals in the Serials Department on the third floor. You may order those not available in the Library or via a full-text database through Interlibrary Loan.

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Authored by: Barbara Hightower, Information Literacy Librarian
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August 16, 2004