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Human Services: Books in Print & Online

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Keyword Searching

Some examples of keyword searches include

  • human services
  • psycholog* AND social service
  • disabilities AND health
  • counseling AND addiction
  • social work AND social care
  • social services

NOTE: The asterisk (*) truncates a term and will retrieve all forms of the word that follow the truncation symbol. For example, psycholog*will retrieve psychology, psychologist, psychological, etc.

Subject Headings

When conducting a search in the field of human services, you will find it useful to know the following subject headings. Subject headings are in terms used by catalogers and database builders to indicate what a book or article is about. If you use these terms in your search you should come up with good results.

  • Human Services
  • Counseling
  • Family Services
  • Public Health
  • Social Service
  • Mental Health