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A research guide to help students with their macro analysis of a human services agency

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Indian River State College has a wealth of online resources to help you complete your research, but do not hesitate to ask a librarian if you need help on a specific project or class.
Click on the librarian for contact information. For virtual students and those students at the Dixon Hendry or Chastain campuses, email any librarian to be connected with personalized research assistance.
Kendra Auberry
Faculty Librarian
Pruitt Campus
Angie Neely-Sardon
Faculty Librarian
Mueller Campus
Alexis Carlson
Faculty Librarian
Massey Campus
Mia Tignor
Interim Director
Massey Campus
Sara Johnson
Faculty Librarian
Pruitt Campus
Brett Williams
Faculty Librarian
Massey Campus

Research Paper

You've been tasked with writing a 6-8 page research paper that provides an overview of a human services agency or entitlement program. Your analysis will cover various aspects of the agency or program including history, mission statement, government, effects, future, and solutions. You'll need to support your thesis and findings with quality sources of information from the Libraries' databases, newspapers, legislation, budget and possibly other sources. 

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

Florida Research

National Research

Search for Articles using Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

To add the FIND TEXT @ IRSC link to your search results, click the bars (also called a hamburger icon)Google Scholar Advanced Options in the top left then click Settings. Next, click on Library Links. Type in Indian River State College and click the magnifying glass and then place a checkmark in the box next to the results and click Save.