Developmental Services Worker

Developmental services worker, disabilities, mental health

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Getting started

This Research Guide is designed to help DSW students and faculty as they search for relevant information in the field of Developmental Services.

This guide includes instructions on how to access library materials as well as suggestions for books, videos, ebooks, articles and other resources.

When searching the catalogue, databases or the web, please:

  • Know that language which describes the article or book may not reflect current sensitive language practices
  • Be aware of other terms you may need to use to get results
  • Be aware that terms change over time

Some suggested search terms:

  • Developmentally disabled
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Intellectually disabled
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Mentally disabled persons
  • Mental retardation
  • Mental disorders
  • People with disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities


Search both versions of a term for the strongest results. For example:

Down Syndrome OR Down's syndrome
Asperger OR Asperger's

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