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Human Services

A guide of library resources for students and faculty of human services at the University of Northern Colorado.
Find Journal Articles by Topic
 As Human Services is an interdisciplinary field, researcher may need to consult multiple databases for full coverage of a topic. Social Sciences Full Text covers literature across the social science disciplines. PsycINFO is the premier psychological literature database in the world, and PubMed is the premier medical database in the world. Web of Science covers all major disciplines from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Additional databases are listed below. To browse all UNC Libraries databases, see Databases A-Z.
4 Best Starting Places for Human Services Topics
Social Sciences Full Text
 
PubMed
PubMed now requires users to create seperate account to access resources. For more information, click link.
PsycINFO
 
Web of Science
Google ScholarAnd, if you’re thinking, “Wait, what about Google Scholar?” I’ll answer you by saying that Google Scholar is a fine tool for what it is. But if you are using Google Scholar to find literature on your topic, you need to take some extra steps. For instance, library databases allow you to limit your results to peer-review journals – or only index peer reviewed journals (e.g.PubMed). Many databases include limits that Google Scholar does not have; to name two really useful limiters: type of article (qualitative, quantitative, systematic review, etc.) and age group (6-12, 13-18, 19-44, etc.). If you do find articles through Google Scholar, use UlrichsWeb to determine if the articles were published in peer reviewed journals.