Research & Reference Resources for the Human Service Professional

A collection of research and reference information for those interested

in the fields of human service

Research Resources

NCBI Database

Open Source Journals

Open Directory Project

Statistical Resources

Human Nature

Social Psychology Network

The Book Shelf



Statistical Resource

Research Methods

On-Line Learning

APA Online



Study Guides & Strategies

Time Management Guide




Literary Resources

Project Implicit



 Pen by: DeLiYurek


As students and/or practicing professionals, it is our responsibility to remain informed by keeping up to date on the latest research.


Social Sciences are frequently referred to as the soft sciences because of the ever present subjective component of the human experience .  Mental illness, consciousness, perception, morality, pain, motivation, brain functioning and intention are just some of the issues addressed by human service professionals that, at least in part, are comprised of subjective self reports and assessments.  Despite the reality that  human service professionals deal with the intangible, our field is strongly rooted in science.  It is critical our profession actively pursue objective measures and scientifically based practice techniques.  This is necessary to overcome the stigma faced by human service professionals and by many of the clients we serve.  Without the backing of science, we may inadvertently provide ineffective treatment and be unsuccessful in gaining the financial and political backing necessary to serve our clients. By remaining as informed as possible, professionals and aspiring professionals  alike will provide the most effective treatments available and contribute to the continuously developing scientific body of knowledge guiding the field.


Remaining informed  can certainly be a daunting task when the day to day demands of our professional and personal pursuits leave little time for professional development.  This page has been created for the sole purpose of making relevant literature and research quickly acessable to those interested in the fields of human services.