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Human Services: Articles

General resources for students enrolled in the bachelor degree program for human services at IRSC.

Recommended Databases

The interdisciplinary nature of human services requires one to search a number of different subject databases to find useful journal articles. Depending on your topic, you might look into criminal justice, education, health, psychology, or humanities databases to find journal articles on your topic.

Database Login for Students

To log in to the databases, you will use the same Rivermail e-mail address and password you set up to log into MyPioneerPortal. First-time users of MyPioneerPortal can create their password by following the instructions you receive in your activation email. To reset your password, select "Need help signing in." The librarians cannot reset MyPioneerPortal passwords, if you need additional assistance visit the tutorial on MyPioneerPortal. 

MyPioneerPortal Login

How to Log in to Databases

Find Specific Journals

Did you know? You can search all the databases to see if we carry a specific journal title. From the River Search on the library homepage, select the three dots in the top menu to see more options and then select Journal Search to get to the journal search, here is the URL: https://irsc-flvc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?vid=01FALSC_IRSC:IRSC&lang=en 

Primo VE Journal Search

Type the Journal Name into the search box, then click Search. Find the correct journal title and click on the Database you want to use or search directly within the journal for your article title or keywords.. If the journal is available in one of the databases, the journal will have a list of database(s) where you access the journal along with the years represented in the database(s), see an example journal available from multiple databases and covering different years below.

Journal Search