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SWSP1003 Introduction to Human Services

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Find resources (books, articles, ebooks and audiovisual) on these topics. 

Human services OR welfare state
Disadvantage OR marginalisation
Social justice OR human rights


Still not sure how to format your search?  

Watch this video called Finding Journal Articles for an Assessment Task.

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