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Child & Family Life

Welcome to the Child & Family Life Subject Guide.

Audience: CUAA undergraduate and graduate students in family and child life courses.

Help Available: Contact your librarian with Ask a Librarian, call 734-995-7454, or stop by the reference desk on-campus.

How to Use: Click a tab on the left to learn more.

APA 7th Edition Guide

Social Services & Mental Health

SocINDEX with Full Text (Ebsco)
Comprehensive sociology research database.

Sociology Database (ProQuest)
Coverage of the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Anthropology, sociology, political science to communication, education, criminology,  demography, economics and more.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Broad range in psychology, behavioral sciences, anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational and experimental methods, psychiatry and psychology, child and adolescent psychology, and counseling

Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

Public Health Database (ProQuest)
Articles and videos on social sciences, business, and biological sciences. Full-text dissertations on health services administration, international public health, maternal and child health, and occupational safety and health.

Education Specific

ERIC (Ebsco)
Federal Government Sponsored Education Database. Journal articles, government reports, and more. Filter by education or grade level.

Education Database (ProQuest)
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, homeschooling and adult education.

Education Source (Ebsco)
Scholarly research and information covering all levels of education and all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Healthcare Specific

CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost)
Indexing for more than 4,000 journals, and provides additional nursing and allied health research material including healthcare books, select conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews.

Consumer Health Database (ProQuest)
Very wide-ranging topics, including sports injuries, women’s health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care, dentistry.

MEDLINE Complete (EBSCOhost)
The largest companion to the MEDLINE index, this full-text database provides access to top-tier biomedical and health journals. Covering a wide range of subjects including biomedicine, pre-clinical sciences, behavioral sciences, bioengineering, health policy development, life science and many more, it is an essential resource for health professionals and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health
and health policy development.

Faith & Ministry Specific

Religion Database (ProQuest)
Primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, recent trends, and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. Reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.

Database Tutorials

Using Databases

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

Finding Journal Articles: detailed instructions for finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles.

Journal titles

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  E-Journals Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
  3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Professional Organizations


Background Information


  • Child Life Technology
    Website with resources designed for child life specialists related to technology use by children
  • Youth Source
    National events, programs and information from the LC-MS for youth ministry professionals.

Search for books and ebooks in Primo.


For General instructions: Finding Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers

HQ             Family & Marriage
HV 40         Social Services

LB1101       Child study
LB1139.2    Early childhood education

RJ              Pediatrics
RJ 499        Child psychiatry


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Handbook of Resilience in Children

BF 723.R46 H36 2012  

Handbook of Child lifeReserves
RJ 503.3 .H358 2009
RJ 101 .H43 2009  

Children & Family Specific

Demographic Data & Statistics

There are a few ways to limit your results to just qualitative or Quantitative Research studies.

  1. Use Keywords. Add the keyword quantitative/qualitative and research or study. For example:
    reading AND (research or study) AND quantitative
    Sample search in database. Top box has "reading", middle box has research or study, and bottom box has quantitative
  2. Use Filters. Some databases, like ERIC, will have the Publication type filter Reports -Research. Be sure to add quantitative/qualitative to your search.

Video Tutorials

Click on the video and the CC icon for captions.