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Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Get Started

This guide is designed to give students a starting point to begin their research for the area of Human Services.

It is not a comprehensive guide to the Human Services materials in the Spellman Library.


Evaluate Your Sources

To ensure that you’re using reliable and relevant information for your research needs, you must evaluate all of your sources for Authority, Sources, Purpose, Evenness, Coverage, and Timeliness (remember A.S.P.E.C.T.).

To learn more about the A.S.P.E.C.T. evaluation system as well as specific criteria for evaluating websites, books and articles, see our Research Tutorial.


Cite Your Sources

To avoid plagiarism and enable readers to access and learn from your sources, you must acknowledge the materials and authors you used in your research and cite your sources.

For an overview of when and what you need to cite, see our Research Tutorial. For help with APA, MLA, and other citation styles, please refer to our print manuals or our online help page.


Information Literacy

Information Literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources and in a variety of contexts.


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