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Human Services

What is in this guide?

Work through the pages listed in this research guide to find resources to help you complete human services research projects. Read the tips and follow the examples featured on each page. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

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Background Information

When you begin research for a project, you will typically start by reading background information on your topic, which can be found in reference sources such as encyclopedias and handbooks.

Background information can help you:

  • learn more about an unfamiliar topic
  • identify important keywords and concepts
  • narrow or expand your search
  • find other resources on your topic

Search Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference to search for encyclopedia articles on topics related to human services.

Credo Search Box

Credo Reference Topic Page

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