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 can always contact me.
Access the following e-Books about counseling, school psychology, or special education by clicking on their titles below.
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.
100 Best Books for Children. Ref PN 1009 A1S54 2004
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 Children's Health and Wellness. ( 2 vols.) Ref RJ 45 T9465 2004
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
Statistical Handbook on the World's Children. Ref HQ 767.9 K38 2002
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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