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Human Development & Family Studies: General Sources

A guide to resources in the BGSU Libraries and on the Internet that may help you research topics for Human Development and Family Studies



Summon provides an easy, simple to use discovery interface to search across 80% of our library content with just a few keywords. You can change the publication dates, limit your results to full text, to scholarly materials, or to any combination of document types.

Scholarly vs. Popular vs. Trade

How do i know what type of article I've found?  

Google Scholar

You can also use Google Scholar to explore a topic, especially if you customize your preferences so that you're able to access materials that BGSU & OhioLINK either own or have access to. Google Scholar, a search engine, is freely available, but the materials it retrieves generally are not. That's why customizing your preferences is so important.

General Resources

Use these general sources to explore topics and issues of concern in contemporary society. 

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