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Human Services: Children, Families, and Groups APA Lit Review

Learn to conduct research, format writing, and cite sources for Human Services.

Best Bet Databases for Human Services Research (Quick Links)

These are our best recommendations for where to search for information for your project. Browse the rest of this page for additional explanation and tutorials on how to use these resources for research. 

Still not finding what you need? Browse the full list of databases for other options and/or reach out to a librarian.

 

NOTE: You will be prompted to enter your Western ID to log in to library databases.

Search Tips for Academic Search Premier/Ebsco

The box above contains a screenshot of the Academic Search Premier "advanced search" page options.  It is most important to click the boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed" sources.  It is also important to adjust the beginning date to 2013 or later.  Adding these search limits will ensure that your sources meet the assignment requirements.

Search Tips for Gale OneFile and Gale Psychology

The box above contains a screenshot of the Gale OneFile and Gale Psychology "advanced search" page options.  It is most important to click the boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed" sources.  It is also important to adjust the beginning date to 2013 or later.  Adding these search limits will ensure that your sources meet the assignment requirements.


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