This guide contains material for Human Services as a whole, and is a great place to begin research. For more targeted research based on common areas of concentration in the field of Human Services, you should also use the following Research Guides.
"The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery."
- National Organization for Human Services
Use the keywords below to find information relevant to human services research projects. To search for information about providing services to a particular group of people, put the word services after the term describing a class of people or ethnic group. For example, children services.