PSC 401: Senior Project

Community-based Study/Service Learning Project

What is a Community-based Study/Learning Project?

For a community-based study/learning project, you will identify and select a community agency and study a social problem for the population the agency serves.


What Kind of Sources Do I Need?

Yes, you still need to locate credible sources to write about your community-based study/learning project. Especially important are:

  •  Background information on the agency
  • Current news articles that identify or talk about the social problem
  • Scholarly, peer reviewed articles that have studied similar agencies or social problems

Library Search is is an excellent place to start your research for broad topics that cover many subject areas. Library Search has books/ebooks, magazine and newspaper articles, reference articles, scholarly research articles and even streaming content. Remember to use the limits in to narrow down by resource, date, and more.


Depending on the subject area of your topic, you can also search directly in a subject specific database. 
See full list of subject databases here:

Possible Subject Databases:

West Chester University   ---    WCU Libraries  25 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383  610-430-4400