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Human Services

A subject guide to help you find the best resources for your subject

Background Information

When starting any research paper, it is extremely important and helpful to find some background information about your topic.  This will provide you with the foundation for your research paper.  Background sources can be found in both print and electronic formats.


Finding Books. . .

To find books using the Hoffman Family Library's on-line catalog, it is recommended that you do a keyword search using human services and other words related to your specific topic.  

To narrow down your results, try performing a subject search. Here are some examples to help you get started searching for books in the library catalog:

Abused Children

Abused Husbands

Abused Men

Abused Wives

Abused Women

Abusive Men

Abusive Women


Addiction AND Alcohol

Alcoholism -- Prevention

Alcoholism -- Treatment

Case Management -- Human Services

Child Abuse

Child Welfare -- United States

Communication in Human Services


Crisis Intervention

Cross-cultural Counseling

Disaster Relief

Disaster Victims

Domestic Violence

Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse -- Prevention

Drug Abuse -- Treatment

Drug Addiction

Family Services

Family Violence


Helping Professions

Homelessness -- United States

Human Behavior

Human Services

Public Health

Public Welfare

Social Service

Social Work