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Use this to help you with research for Child & Family Studies courses.
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Getting Started

When doing research in child and family studies there are a variety of sources available to you.  The first step is selecting a topic and figuring out what types of sources of information you will need to use for your research.

If you need scholarly and/or peer reviewed articles, you will want to start with a database. If you need background information, a good starting point would be a subject encyclopedia. 

If you need help figuring out where to begin you may always contact me.


Electronic Reference Sources

Online encyclopedias are a good starting point for research.


Print Reference Sources


There are many print reference sources that are also good starting points for research. The following are shelved in the reference collection on the first floor of Library North.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books. Ref PR 990 L55 2006

Bilingual Children's Books in English and Spanish: An Annotated Bibliography, 1942 through 2001. Ref Z 1037.7 D36 2003

Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia. ( 4 vols.) Ref LB 1139.23  E272 2007

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development. ( 3 vols.) Ref LB 15 E473 2005

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. ( 3 vols.) Ref HQ 767.84 E53 2008

Encyclopedia of Motherhood (2 vols.) Ref HQ 759 E52 2010

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. Ref GN 502 E63 2006

Encyclopedia of School Psychology. Ref LB 1027.55 E523 2005 

Encyclopedia of Special Education : A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals.  ( 3 vols.)  Ref LC 4007 E53 2007

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. ( 2 vols.) Ref BF 724 H33 2009

Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia. ( 2 vols.) Ref HQ 1090.3 M436 2004





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