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HDFS 901 Proseminar Contemporary Scholarship in Human Development and Family Studies: Scholarly Journal Articles

Article Databases: Top Picks

Use a library database to find journal articles on your research topic.

If you are new to using indexes, this guide on Tips for Finding Articles will be useful.  If you need a refresher on how to identify scholarly journal articles, refer to the Scholarly vs. Popular articles chart.

Top Picks

Article Databases: Supplemental Resources

Supplemental Databases

Topics in human development and family studies often overlap with complementary areas of inquiry.  To that end, it may be useful to search within a multidisciplinary index, or other subject specific indexes.  The list below is NOT COMPREHENSIVE and is intended as a starting point to direct you towards indexes that are often relevant to human development and family studies topics.


Multidisciplinary Databases

General Social Sciences

Criminal Justice


Family Studies & Human Ecology

Gender Studies



Medicine & Nursing

Political Science

Public Policy

Social Work/Social Services


Urban Studies

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Finding Dissertations and Theses
Instructions for locating the text of dissertations and theses completed at MSU and elsewhere, using the library catalog and the online ProQuest Digital Dissertations index

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