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Social Work: Home

This subject is guide is intended to assist students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Social Work in locating specific resources in the field of social work.

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Lynn Tobola
PHONE: 205-348-6611
The University of Alabama
School of Social Work
200 Little Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0314


I have been the Librarian with the School of Social Work for 27 years. During my years with the School, I have continued to master the art of locating subject specific information for faculty research projects, grant applications, student papers and assist our graduates once they begin their careers in social work practice.  My most important responsibility is to graduate BSW, MSW and PhD students who have become information self-reliant. I work with faculty and students individually to assist you in honing skills that enable you to locate, access and critically use information for coursework and practice. Please be in touch anytime you have questions.

Intent of this guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide quick and easy access to a variety of resources without duplicating what is available through the University Libraries.  Having noted that, there are a few links to library products simply to help you navigate through material a bit faster. 


This Social Work guide was developed to identify resources that can be useful to the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Social Work. As you begin to explore this resource, please know that comments, questions and especially suggestions for links to websites that are appropriate for this forum are welcome.

If you would like to make an appointment for a one-on-one session for research assistance, you are encouraged to contact the Social Work Librarian, Lynn Tobola, at   Distance education students can make an appointment for a phone reference session. You will be guided through a step-by-step search strategy using databases available through the Univesity Libraries.