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Changes to Library Operations Due To COVID-19

The library reopens on August 24th with reduced hours. Please check our hours before coming to the library. 

Many of our resources can be accessed electronically, but if you need a book from the library you can have it shipped to your home. Please take a look at the COVID19 Operations tab of this guide to see some instructional videos on these updated processes. 

24/7 Reference Assistance is still available using our Ask A Librarian Chat

We have temporary policies for borrowing and renewal during this time:

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions at 

Introduction: About this guide

Welcome to the Library Resources guide for the Human Development & Family Studies! 

This guide is designed as a jumping-off point for your research in the department of Human Development & Family Studies.  It covers key resources, both in print and electronic, but is not comprehensive.  Remember that research queries in the area of human development & family studies are often interdisciplinary, so be sure to check for library resources in other areas like art, education, ethnic studies, gender studies, health, history, law, psychology, etc.---depending on your topic of inquiry.

Help and Assistance

For help locating and using library resources and services please use the Ask A Librarian service or contact the subject specialist librarian Carin Graves ( 

For help with technical issues (e.g. problems with library e-resources such as login issues, error messages, etc.) contact Discovery Services at (517)353-8700 or 

HDFS Librarian

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Carin Graves
Michigan State University