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E-resources and books on Youth Work in the South Pacific.
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Ebook databases

Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases: 


Google Book Search

USP Library Catalogue and Other Book Sources

The online catalogs are used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword. 

Try searching the following sites using keywords to find books on your topic.

  • Laucala Campus Library Catalogue
    Use this link to go directly to the catalog to search collections at USP.
  • Ebook Central
    Ebook Central is a site that USP subscribes to that gives you access to online eBooks in dozens of subjects. Once you select a book, the search function of this site allows you to search within the eBook to immediately find information on your topic.
  • Online free books and journals
    Use this page to connect to online sites for free books that you can read online.

Finding Textbooks on Reserve for your Courses

Follow these steps to locate textbooks on closed reserve for your courses:

1. Go to the Laucala Campus library catalogue.

2. In the lefthand corner box under "Find Information" click "Closed Reserve." 

3. Select your course from the dropdown menu (i.e. UU100) and click ok.

4. A list of your textbooks that are held at the main issue desk will display. 

5. Write down the call number of the book you need and take it to the main issue desk. Items can be used for two hours in the library, and some items can be taken out overnight. 


Searching Using Subject Headings

Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.


Some useful subject headings for Youth Work are:


Social Case Work with Youth


Adolescence and social work

Adolescence and society

Youth -- Oceania

Youth -- Pacific Area

Youth -- Oceania -- Social Conditions

Youth -- Oceania -- Economic Conditions

Youth in Development -- Oceania

Youth Development -- Oceania

Urban Youth -- Social conditions



Some Youth Work books from the Catalogue

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Adolescence and Youth - John J. Conger
Call Number: HQ 796 .C76 1977
ISBN: 006041362X
Publication Date: 1977-01-01

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Adolescence - John W. Santrock
Call Number: HQ 796 .S26 2014
ISBN: 9780078035487
Publication Date: 2013-11-04

Adolescence and Social Work - Laycock, Arthur Leslie
Call Number: HV 43 .L417
Publication Date: 1980

Perspectives on Contemporary Youth - United Nations University Staff
Call Number: HQ 799 .5 .P47
ISBN: 9280806432
Publication Date: 1988

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Youth and Globalism: a Perspective - Rustam, Mohammed Ali
Call Number: HQ 796 .R87 2004
ISBN: 9833143008
Publication Date: 2004

Growing up in an urbanising world - Chawla, Louise UNESCO
Call Number: HT 206 .G75 2002
Publication Date: 2002

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