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Social Work: Library Services for Online Students

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.

Making an Off-Campus Appointment with Lynn

Don't be concerned about having access to the social work librarian [Lynn]. I am available to online students just as I am for on-campus students. What we will do is to set up a day and time that is convenient for you and we'll talk over the phone. You will be in front of your computer and I will walk you through search strategies for finding journal articles or books. I've been using this approach for several years and it has been quite successful. 

For some of the courses you are taking, I will come to class to provide a demonstration of appropriate databases to use for specific assignments.

It is up to you to initiate an e-mail if you need some assistance whether it be with choosing or narrowing a topic, suggestions for databases to search or appropriate websites.  This guide has lots of resources already listed that you can review as a jumping off point for your projects.

Overview of Library Services for Online Students

Incoming online students will find this quick review of library services quite helpful. Please contact Lynn at for assistance in using the online book catalog or any of the many databases that are appropriate for social work research.

When you get to the main page of the link, there are several other tabs to review regarding specific services that are available online students, such as borrowing a book we have in our collection on campus and having it mailed to your home!

Writing Center Assistance for Distance Students

The Univerisity Writing Center provides services for online students. Click here for details.

Ask Me

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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