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Human Services - Fort Wayne

About Articles

Articles are relatively short publications that discuss a subtopic. They may be primary sources reporting original research; or secondary sources, or even tertiary sources reviewing the state of research. Articles are published more quickly than books, and thus represent more current research. The articles in the journals and databases below are mostly by and for experts in the field rather than the general public. You can select for "peer reviewed" articles, or for trade publications.

Search tips

For more targeted results try searching these terms in quotes:

  • "Child welfare"
  • "Human services"
  • "Public health"
  • "Social services"
  • "Substance abuse" or "substance use"

Use the connector NOT to exclude irrelevant subject terms

To focus your search, use AND with other relevant keywords: "public health" AND alcohol*

Use OR to broaden your search to articles including any of your keywords: teen OR adolescent OR minor

To retrieve all forms of a topic word use truncation: alcohol* will get alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, acoholism

Consider synonyms, broader terms, and narrower terms. 

Or browse within these publications:

Databases for Human Services Research

These library databases will search across hundreds of journals at once. You must be signed in MyIvy or IvyLearn to access the full text

Open Access Resources for Human Services

These credible websites offer reports, white papers, and data sets on social issues. They are publicly available.