Home > Databases > Subject > Human Services and Social Work

Human Services and Social Work


Databases | Books | Web Resources | Print Journals | Citation Guides | College Resources

FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES

These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.

  • Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Access to nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals that contain information about psychology
  • PsycArticles More than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals--48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations--that were published from 1894 to the present
  • Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate and controversy and offers information on both sides of the argument
  • Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition: Access to information from more than 80 full text, consumer health magazines and is updated on a daily basis

FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY

 

If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 600 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
  • World Geography and Culture Online: Provides maps, images, and the ability to compare demographic information from different countries

If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:

Organizing Books By Subject
SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Sociology HM
Social History. Social Reform. HN
Family. Marriage. Women. HQ
Communities. Classes. Races. HT
Social Pathology. Criminology. HV
Psychology BF

You also might try these reference books:

  • Encyclopedia of Social Work: a three-volume set that provides an alphabetized list of entries on social work and includes an index, appendixes, and a 1997 supplement Ref HV 35 .S6 1995
  • Encyclopedia of Community: Four volumes of alphabetical entries on communities, including resource guides, appendixes, and an index Ref HM 756 .E53 2003
  • Handbook of Death and Dying: A two-volume set containing more than 100 entries addressing the issue of death from a multicultural perspective Ref HQ 1073 .H36 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Homelessness: A two-volume set with alphabetized entries on the issue of homelessness, along with a master bibliography and index Ref HV 4493 .E53 2004
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco: Understanding Addictive Behavior: Nearly 200 entries on addictions in a three-volume set that includes appendixes Ref HV 5804 .D78 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Family Life: A five-volume set on the characteristics and history the American family that includes bibliographies and an index Ref HQ 534 .E53 1999
  • Social Sciences Encyclopedia: A cross-disciplinary, two-volume set that addresses the major concepts and topics in the social sciences Ref H 41 .S63 2004
  • Magills’ Encyclopedia of Social Sciences--Psychology: A four-volume set that presents more than 400 articles with lists of key concepts about psychology and includes resources for further research Ref BF 31 .M33 2003

    FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.

FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES

The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals: 

  • Journal of Marriage and the Family

CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:

  • Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
  • KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.

FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES

Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!


Published Jul 16, 2009 (Updated Feb 3, 2014)


Top of Page