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Human Development & Family Science

A guide to BGSU library and internet resources for research in Human Development and Family Science


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.

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Library Databases

These library databases include relevant sources for HDFS and sociology-related research.

Watch the video below for tips on effectively searching EBSCO databases.

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.

Watch the short video below for directions on how to link your Google Scholar account to the BGSU collections.