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Human Services & Social Justice

This guide highlights library resources helpful for students in the Human Services & Social Justice Program.

Search terms for books

To locate books, try GW Library Search - Advanced Search using the term human services, or related terms, e.g., social care, social work, etc.  Add other search terms in the additional search boxes that relate to your topic.  The same would apply for finding materials on social justice issues.  Specific examples might include:

human services AND administration           
human services AND policy                       
social care AND elders                               
social work AND research                         
social welfare AND homeless                    
human services AND disability                 
social justice AND medical practice
social justice AND native americans
social justice AND discrimination
social mobility AND african americans
inequality AND women AND employment
discrimination AND latinos AND housing


Call Numbers

Books on human services may be found mainly in these call number ranges:
     HV40-69  Social service. Social work. Charity.  Organization and practice
     HV85-525  By region or country
     HV544.5 International social work

Works on social justice vary in location depending on the specific topic (e.g., social justice and housing, social justice and race, social justice and education, etc.), but a number of the more general titles may be found in the HM 661-696 (social control) area.  

Books in the above ranges are located on the 5th floor of Gelman.  See the "Gelman Stacks Map" to the left.

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