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Published in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press)

Oxford University Press has partnered with the NASW on the Encyclopedia of Social Work, a continuously updated online collaboration building off the classic reference work.

Indian Americans: Overview

"Indian Americans have immigrated to the United States since the 19th century. This population is one of the fastest growing and the second largest immigrant group in the United States..." – By Rachel John and others

Disaster Mental Health

"Disaster mental health refers to the provision of psychological and substance use services in environments coping with and recovering from disasters. In addition, disaster mental health refers to the study of the..." – By Leia Y. Saltzman and others

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In January 2024, 88 full new articles, 7 revised articles, and 12 summary articles, spread across 21 subjects, were published on the Oxford Research Encylopedias platform.

Find out more about the newest discipline to be added: the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Food Studies.

One More Encyclopedia Available via Subscription and Perpetual Access

On January 30, after a successful free period during development, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics has been made available via subscription and perpetual access to libraries and institutions worldwide.

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