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Getting Started

Have some keywords to describe your research topic? Use them in the library catalga dropdown option in  Scholar OneSearch, to locate materials.

Get basic information using
       
Encyclopedia Britannica

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Oxford English Dictionary

Use the Complete A-Z List of Article and Other Databases to find article citations, or the articles.

You could use Google Scholar @ NU  link in the Scholar OneSearch box to search for articles from academic publications. This search engine is set up to connect to NU Library collections.

 

Search Tools

 
Choose a search tool to find articles:

Scholar OneSearch --Library Catalogs + Articles
 
or
 
use an article database search tool recommended in 
Research Guides by Subject
 
Alternatively, try an interdisciplinary database, such as

Academic Search Premier

or

JSTOR.

Use one or more of your key words to do a broad search, then narrow it down. 

 

Key Resources

Starting your research and need some background information?

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences cntains authoritative articles on the social and behavioral sciences

CQ Researcher with in-depth, unbiased coverage of topics such as bullying, health care, death penalty, race and ethnicity.

DSM 5, the standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field, and helpful resource for description of disorders, behaviors, emerging assessment measure, cultural formation, etc.

PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to international and domestic policy papers and reports. Browse the links to organizations, or keyword search for reports, such as "Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras" or "Innovations in NYC Health and Human Services Policy: EarlyLearn NYC."

 

Looking for news articles? Check this list of historical and current news resources available to you!

Looking for human services research articles?

Social Services Abstracts  THE resource for abstracts on research related to social services, but don't forget to also check--

Sociological Abstracts, the major resource for abstracts from international literature for research in sociology and related disciplines

Sociology (ProQuest) has full-text articles from sociology and social work materials indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.

JSTOR, is huge collection of scholarly articles. Use Advanced Search to work with the sociology journal collection.    

 

Finding Human Services Materials in Snell Library

For print materials related to human services in Snell Library, you can browse through library stacks for major subject areas, such as:

HM481-554 Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects 
HM621-656 Culture
HM661-696 Social control
HM701 Social systems
HM706 Social structure

HM711-806 Groups and organizations
     HM756-781 Community
     HM786-806 Organizational sociology. Organization theory

HM811-821 Deviant behavior. Social deviance
HM826 Social institutions
HM831-901 Social change

 HM1001-1281 Social psychology 
    HM1041-1101 S
ocial perception. Social cognition Including perception of the self and others, prejudices, stereotypes
 
   HM1106-1171 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
   
HM1176-1281 Social influence. Social pressure

HV1-9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
     HV40-69 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice 
               Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
     HV85-525 By region or country
     HV530 The church and charity
     HV541 Women and charity
     HV544 Charity fairs, bazaars, etc.
     HV544.5 International social work
     HV547 Self-help groups
     HV551.2-639 Emergency management
     HV553-639 Relief in case of disasters
     HV560-583 Red Cross. Red Crescent
     HV599-639 Special types of disasters
     HV640-645 Refugee problems
     HV650-670 Life saving
     HV675-677 Accidents. Prevention of accidents
     HV680-696 Free professional services Including medical charities
     HV697-4959 Protection, assistance and relief
     HV697-3024 Special classes
     HV697-700.7 Families. Mothers. Widow's pensions
     HV701-1420.5 Children
     HV835-847 Foundlings
     HV873-887 Destitute, neglected, and abandoned children. Street children
     HV888-907 Children with disabilities
     HV931-941 Fresh-air funds
     HV959-1420.5 Orphanages. Orphans
     HV1421-1441 Young adults. Youth. Teenagers
     HV1442-1448 Women
     HV1449 Gay men. Lesbians
     HV1450-1494 Aged
     HV1551-3024 People with disabilities Including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities

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Student Highlights

Visit Human Services Students to learn about special projects and accomplishments of Human Services students.

 

Additional Human Services Links

Archives and Special Collections, NU Libraries, collects historically significant records of the University, as well as Documenting Diversity of under-represented communities in Boston.

Human Services Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology webpage also provide links to related research institutes, such as the Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative. and useful organizations and resources in sociology and anthropology and resources for social services.

Center for the Study of Sport and Society is one of the world's leading social justice organization using the power of sports to create social change both nationally and internationally.

The Institute on Race and Justice brings together researchers from colleges, schools and departments in the social sciences. Some of the research is available on the Research and Publications page, as well as links to other Research and Advocacy Organizations.

The mission of the Institute on Urban Health Research is to understand "the social and environmental conditions of urban living in order to inform public health intervention strategies, policies and professional training."

National Association of Social Workers  (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, And the author of the Code of Ethics. for the profession.

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