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Social Work 206: Society, Poverty and Welfare Programs: Welcome to the UWM Libraries!

Recommended resources for SOCWRK 206: Society, Poverty and Welfare Programs

Course Description

This undergraduate social work course provides an introduction to domestic social welfare policy, the mechanics of policy-making, and the evaluation of policy programs. The class will focus on social welfare policy formation thorough an intersectionality theorical analysis or a focus on the role of race, gender, and class in the formation of American social welfare policy-making. The class will include a focus on the international and national historical context of domestic social welfare policy formation and the resulting programs that form the American social welfare state. Social issues discussed include: poverty, discrimination, oppression, economic security, physical and mental health. This course represents the policy course required for social work majors.

Library Resources


  • Do I have to be in the Library to use the databases or get articles?
    • no - just use Databases A to Z or Search@UW to find what you need, and you will be asked to log-in using your ePanther ID (like you would use for e-mail), so you should be able to access articles from anywhere.
  • How do I check out books?
    • Books, DVDs, laptops, av equipment, anatomical models, and more can be checked out at either the main circulation desk or the media and reserve desk of the GML or UWM-Waukesha, and UWM-Washington County libraries.
    • eBooks are available to access at any time online with an ePanther ID login.
  • Where are the best places to study?
    • Group study - The Daniel M Soref Learning commons on the main floor of the Golda Meir Library has the Grind, Reserveable group study rooms, and computer labs.
    • Quiet study - A designated area for quiet study is on the Second floor in the East wing of the Golda Meir Library. It is in the Music and Curriculum Library.
    • Graduate students may reserve carrels with recommendation from their advisor--come to the main circulation desk for a form.

Meet Your Librarian

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Carrie Wade
Golda Meir Library - West Wing

Meet Your Librarians

Hello, Social Work researchers! 

This UWM Libraries guide was created to help you with your SWK206 coursework.   Use the blue tabs at the top ( ↑ ) of each page to navigate through the guide.

If you have questions not answered here, there are several ways to get additional assistance:

We look forward to working with you this semester and throughout your time at UWM.