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Subject Guides

Human Development

  • Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
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  • Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing
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  • Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
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  • The Child : An Encyclopedic companion
    Call Number: HQ 767.84 .C55 2009
  • Contemporary Youth Culture
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  • Dictionary of Psychology
    Call Number: BF 31 C65 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family
    Call Number: HQ 9 E52
  • Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    Call Number:RA 790 .E53 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    Call Number: BF 31 E52 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work
    Call Number: HV 35 S67
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology
    Call Number: HM 425 E5 2000
  • Handbook of Psychology
    Call Number: BF 121 H1955 2003
  • International Encyclopedia of Adolescence
    Call Number: HQ 796 .I58 2007
  • International Encyclopedia of Sexuality
    Call Number: HQ 21 I68 1997

ProQuest Family Health
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: ProQuest Family Health covers an enormous range of subjects of value in the public library context - from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: ProQuest Health and Medical Complete combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text and of these, over 900 include MEDLINE indexing.

ProQuest Psychology Journals
Access: Proquest, network restricted
Coverage: 1971-present
Content: Full-text, abstracts, and indexing for 710 journals in psychology and related fields plus related articles in education, business, medicine, nursing, law, and social work. (570 titles are full-text).

Psychology Collection (Gale)
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies by title
Content: Psychology Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.

Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1894-present
Content: PsycNET includes PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES and contains abstracts and citations of journal articles, book chapters, and book literature in psychology as well as psychological aspects of related disciplines such as psychiatry, sociology, education, anthropology, business, etc. PsychArticles contains full-text for 78 journals including all APA published journals, Canadian Psychological Association journals and Hogrefe Publishing Group - English-language titles.

Access: Network Restricted
Coverage: 1895-present
Content: Abstracts and full-text for Sociology and related fields (Criminal Justice, Gender Studies, Social Work, etc.). Abstracts for 1200 journal titles and full-text for 450 titles. Also, "SocINDEX features over 25,000 Author Profiles covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database."

General & Statistical Resources

Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence Resources

  • Administration for Children and Families Home Page: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children & families.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Children's Defense Fund: Non-profit organization focusing on childrens rights with particular attention on the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children: Association of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

  • The Foundation for Child Development: The oldest private, independent, grant making foundation in the nation with a sustained focus on improving the life prospects of children. Source of the Child Well-Being Index (CWI), a composite measure based on 28 indicators in seven key areas of well-being.

Adulthood Resources

  • American Geriatric Society: Professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older adults.

  • Gerontological Society of America: Professional organization with a mission to promote research and education in aging and to encourage the dissemination of research results to other scientists, decision makers, and practitioners.

  • U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA): Provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.

Career and Graduate School Information

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: This online reference book is published by the US government. Use this resource to find information about your career including: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

  • O*Net Online: Created by the US Department of Labor, the O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

  • Peterson's: Excellent resources for information about Graduate School Programs. Use the large search box in center of screen to enter your keywords, choose graduate and click search. Once you find a school that offers your program, go directly to the school website for more information about the requirements and program specifications.

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