NASW membership takes learning beyond the classroom and provides students and new professionals with resources experienced social workers use every day to help them be the best social workers possible and to help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Students and new professionals who join NASW have access to the insights, best practices, and knowledge of established social workers. Most of these resources are free or discounted for students.
NASW Research Library
Back your thesis with evidence-based research found at NASW’s online Research Library. Members have unlimited access to databases from leading research institutions, think tanks, and advocacy organizations.
NASW Social Work Journal
Examine current social problems and evaluate new techniques and research. Membership includes a free online subscription to
. Members also receive discounted subscription rates on NASW's specialty journals
, which provide articles on innovations in practice, interdisciplinary efforts, research, program evaluation, policy, and planning.
Social Work Advocates Magazine
NASW's award-winning magazine, Social Work Advocates
, carries in-depth feature articles about social work trends and issues. Membership includes online access. Visit the Social Work Advocates archives
to catch up on issues you missed prior to joining as an NASW member
Hear from experts on topics that social workers care about. Self-care and PPE, social distancing and mental health, violence, bullying, LGBTQIA2S+ support, social media and video games, immigration, social work salaries – the topics go on and on.
Prepare for your future private solo or group practice by familiarizing yourself with issues and updates affecting clinical social work practice in these settings. "An Hour With Private Practice" is a free, members-only question-and-answer session held every other month on selected topics. Just dial-in to join each session.
Webinars, Conferences, and Complementary Learning Opportunities
NASW's Social Work Online CE Institute offers members hundreds of courses on a variety of topics—at discounted rates or free of charge. Take your learning beyond the classroom and your degree with webinars, webcasts, podcasts, and presentations on topics affecting today's social workers.