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Human Services: Home

Welcome to Human Services Program Libguide!  This web page is designed to give you easy access to the fundamental resources for your classes and reliable information written, read and researched by professionals in the Human Services field. Within this site, you will find links, tools, recommended readings and professional organizations helpful to your studies and also professional employment.  So don’t wait untill the last minute to get ahead on your academic goals, begin navigating with ease through this virtual site filled with essential human services components!

Photo: Gandhi with Sarojini Naidu. (Indian activists) 1930. View full size.

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Researching Human Services in Ebsco Discovery Services (EDS)

Ebsco Discovery Service, EDS Human Services Subject Search

EDS allows you to limit your search within the scope of your subject area. In this case opening the link above will take you to an advanced search engine within the subject of Human Services. 

Note that the result lists' first offering is Ebsco's "Research Starter" subject overview for Human Services.

Human Services Research Starter (EDS)

Human services is an interdisciplinary field that studies and attempts to improve human lives. In the United States, human services has been an independent academic field since the 1960s, with close links to other social service fields including psychology, counseling, and social work. The United States federal and state governments have human services departments that provide assistance and outreach to citizens suffering from a variety of problems, including poverty, homelessness, health-care issues, abuse, and addiction. Human service professionals study the factors that affect human well-being and apply knowledge from research to create social service projects.

The tutorial below shows how to further narrow your search.

Recommended Databases

Access library resources from off-campus with your Student I.D. number. Your Student I.D. number is your library card number. 

If you are on campus, just click any database below for access. 

The Databases below focus specifically on human services subjects. Their holdings are indexed and retrieved in our Ebsco Discover Service EDS (the box to the left) but you are welcome to search them individually:

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Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, & Practice

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