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Human Development & Family Studies: Home
A guide to BGSU library and internet resources for research in Human Development and Family Studies
Summon searches approximately 80% of the library's collections for books, eBooks, articles, and more! Watch the short video below for tips on using Summon effectively. To include resources most relevant for HDFS topics, use the Discipline filter and select the psychology, social welfare & social work, sociology & social history, and social sciences (general) disciplines.
These library databases include relevant sources for HDFS and sociology-related research.
Access to all of the EBSCO databases which the library subscribes to, including our most heavily-used database, Academic Search Complete. Browse a list of all EBSCO databases or use the link above to search them all at the same time. You can also connect to EBSCO then click on "Choose Databases" to link to specific EBSCO databases.
A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, containing thousands of digital files of social science research data in political science, sociology, economics, criminal justice, and more.
To search for articles in a specific discipline, select "Advanced Search", enter your search terms, and scroll down to "Journal Filter" to add disciplines and/or subjects. "Development Studies", "Sociology", and "Psychology" would be best for Human Development and Family Studies.
Full-text newspapers, business information, and legal publications, including current news, company profiles, industry information, and federal and state laws and legislation. Formerly called LexisNexis Academic.
1980s to present
Watch the video below for tips on effectively searching EBSCO databases.
Family Science and Sociology Journals
Listed below are suggested peer-reviewed journals focused on Human Development & Family Studies. If you need to search for a specific journal, use the Journals by Title search on the library's website.
The American Journal of Community Psychology publishes original quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research; theoretical papers; empirical reviews; reports of innovative community programs or policies; and first person accounts of stakeholders involved in research, programs, or policy.
For all professionals who work with families, including: family practitioners, educators, marriage and family therapists, researchers, and social policy specialists. The journal's content emphasizes family research with implications for intervention, education, and public policy.
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse (TVA), peer-reviewed and published five times per year, is a review journal devoted to organizing, synthesizing, and expanding knowledge on all forms of trauma, abuse, and violence.
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.