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A Social Work Research Guide

Social work research guide

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Finding Test Preparation Books in a Library
When using a library catalog, try searching for the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Social workers -- Certification -- United States.
Social service -- United States -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Social service -- United States -- Examinations, questions, etc.

When browsing the library shelves, try looking in the sections for Library of Congress call numbers:
     HV 11.5
     HV 40.52

When keyword searching, consider the following keywords:
     "exam prep"
     "examination preparation"
     "examination questions"
     "practice exam"
     "practice examination"
     "practice exams"
     "practice questions"
     "practice test"
     "practice tests"       
     "questions and answers"
     "review questions"
     "study guide"
     "test prep"
     "test preparation" 
     "test questions"
     "test review"
Note: Many public libraries subscribe to online test preparation resources (for example, LearningExpress Library or Peterson’s Test Prep).  Contact your local public library for the details.

Brown School Career Services
Amber Brown provides a wealth of information.
WUSTL Center for Career Engagement

Local Workshops for Licensure Preparation
1. Professional Development Department at the Brown School    
     The Professional Development department offers a review workshop in preparation for the Masters/Advanced/Clinical Level Exams in social work practice.  Please contact the department for workshop prices and days/times.  A workshop in May is typically offered.

2. National Association of Social Workers - Missouri Chapter
     The Missouri Chapter offers workshops for LBSW, LMSW, LAMSW, and LCSW.  Their Events Calendar lists the workshops.  Please contact the chapter for pricing, location, and additional information.

Organizations Related to Licensure
1. Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
     The Licensees tab has a section, "Find a Licensing Board," which has links to all of the state boards.  The Exam Candidates tab has great information in the free PDF titled "Candidate Handbook."

2. Missouri Division of Professional Registration
     Provides an abundance of information related to licensure in Missouri.

Websites with Some Free Test Questions
1. Mometrix ASWB Practice Questions
     Free practice questions (approximately 20 questions per test).

2. Social Work Examination Services
     20 free practice questions.

3. Practice
     20 free practice questions for the Social Work Clinical Board.

4. AATBS - Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences
     Need to register in order to do the free test. 
     National Social Work Exam (ASWB) (advanced/generalist, clinical, masters)

Missouri License Abbreviations
1. LBSW - Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
2. LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker
3. LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4. LAMSW - Licensed Advanced Macro Social Worker

Missouri State Licensure Statutes
Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo), sections 337.600 – 337.689  
Missouri Code of State Regulations (related to social work)
20 CSR 2263-1.010 – 20 CSR 2263-3.140     
Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Committee for Social Workers

Test Preparation Books Available Through the Brown School Library