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HDFS 901 Proseminar Contemporary Scholarship in Human Development and Family Studies: Background Info

Reference Databases

Reference Databases

The library subscribes to a number of online databases that bring together encyclopedias and handbooks from a publisher in one convenient and searchable website.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online offers research guides on a wide variety of subjects that combine features of annotated bibliographies and subject-specific high-level encyclopedias. Summarizes main discussion areas within a particular topic and provides contextual citations to key works.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

The Encyclopedia and Handbook: An Excellent Starting Point for Research

MSU Libraries purchase a continuing stream of handbooks and encyclopedias.  They provide authoritative overviews and resource lists on specific topics and are heavily used.  Handbooks, in particular, distill current areas of interest and make recommendations for future research.

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