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If you need a refresher or brush up on your research skills, the main HSU Library web page is a great starting point.  See especially the Begin Research tutorial.

Online Encyclopedias

Here are some recommended subject encyclopedias available through the subscription database, Gale Virtual Reference Library, at the HSU Library.  These are a great way to begin your research, by getting an overview of your topic, from the perspective of multiple disciplines.

  • Child Development
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society
  • Encyclopedia of Research Design
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
  • Learning and Memory

Gale Virtual Reference Library   Combined search for 120 fulltext reference works, including these. 


Print Reference Sources

Here are some subject encyclopedias in the print Reference Collection:


Annotated Bibliographies


Literature Reviews

A review article is a specialized form of a journal article: it can cover a lot of territory for you and save you time as you do your own literature review.

  • Advances in Child Development and Behavior (BF 721 A45, 1963-to date)
  • Advances in Clinical Child Psychology (RJ 503.3 A37, 1977-1998//)
  • Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development (RJ 499 A1 A53) [1968-2002]
  • Annual Review of Psychology (BF 30 A56, 1950-2004) (see Journal and Newspaper Finder for more recent issues)
  • Annual Review of Sociology (HM 1 A763,1975-2004) (see Journal and Newspaper Finder for more recent issues)
  • Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development (JSTOR, 1935-2007) (see Journal and Newspaper Finder for more recent issues)
  • Sociological Studies & Child Development (HQ 767.8 S65) [1986-1991]

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