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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Child Development
- Children’s Health Care
- Child Psychiatry and Human Development
- Family Relations
- Journal of Child and Family Studies
- Journal of Family Theory & Review
- Journal of Marriage and Family
Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo
- Open E-Journals Search
- Search for the Journal’s Title.
- Click on the Journal title in the search results.
- Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
- Encyclopedia of Social Work
The Wikipedia of Social Work, this resource provides articles about social work, sociology, healthcare, and public policy maintained by SW faculty
- American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatric-focused research, news, policy, and professional resources
- MedlinePlus Encyclopedia
Covers the basics of medical conditions, medications, and medical tests
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 499 Child psychiatry
|Handbook of Resilience in Children|
|Handbook of Child life||Reserves |
RJ 503.3 .H358 2009
|RJ 101 .H43 2009|
Children & Family Specific
- Children’s Bureau
National data on adoption, foster care, and child abuse and neglect
- Kid Count Data Center
State level comparative data on child well-being presented in an interactive report-generating format
Child Life Professional Data Center (CLPDC)
Annual and quarterly data on child life programs in various settings.
- National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
Statistics on various topics including marriage, health by age group, reproductive health, and health & disability services.
- Gapminder international economic, medical and social statistics
- UNICEF: international data about children and women
- International Database: demographic information for 228 countries with 5,000 or more people from UDS.
- American Fact Finder United States Community Information based on the US Census (2010)
- Open Data Network U.S. Data organized by state and metro area.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States: historical census data 1889-2010
There are a few ways to limit your results to just qualitative or Quantitative Research studies.
- Use Keywords. Add the keyword quantitative/qualitative and research or study. For example:
reading AND (research or study) AND quantitative
- Use Filters. Some databases, like ERIC, will have the Publication type filter Reports -Research. Be sure to add quantitative/qualitative to your search.