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Human Services

A guide for students taking Human Services courses

Getting Started

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In this class, your instructor may have suggested a list of research topics for you to consider.

In picking a topic, try to find one that interests you, and one that you are curious to learn more about.

Once you have selected your topic, you will need to look for good sources for your paper. You will want to find books and articles from the library databases as well as web sites on your topic.

Experiment with variations on the terms your instructor has suggested. Don't feel that you must use the exact wording in the suggestions.

Before you make a final commitment to a topic, make sure that there is enough information available to support your project.

For help choosing or refining a topic, contact a Research Librarian or see one of the Research Guides below.

To cite this LibGuide use the following templates:

APA: Northern Essex Community College Library. (Date updated). Title of page. Title of LibGuide. URL

MLA: Northern Essex Community College Library. "Title of Page." Title of LibGuide, Date updated, URL.