Role of Children in Society
Books Articles and essays Background information Web sites Citation Guides
These are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. Please contact me for help with any of your research needs, Sylvia Morra, x1452, or email AskUs.
Use the High Library catalog to find books, DVDs, CDs and other materials located within the library. Always prefer a subject search. Use the "You Found Titles in Categories" links to broaden your search. Use the "Try These Too" links to narrow your search. To search for materials of a particular type: use the Type pull-down menu on the catalog search page and select DVDs, CDs, scores, reference books , etc.
When the collection at the High Library is not sufficient for your research needs, use WorldCat to identify materials in other libraries. You can then place interlibrary loan requests through ILLiad to get these materials.
Find background information
Reference books provide valuable background information and help to place a topic in its social or historical context. Reference books are located on the entrance floor of the library and cannot be checked out. To find reference books: from the catalog search page click on the Type pull-down menu, select Ref-Book and type search words..
Here is a small sampling of reference books may prove useful as you research issues related to children.
American Childhood: a Research Guide and Historical Handbook. (Ref. 301.4314 Am512)
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society. (Ref 305.2303 En56)
Encyclopedia of American Social History. 3 vols. 1993. (Ref 301 En56)
Volume three has an article on Childhood and Children as well as an article on Public Education.
Encyclopedia of Education. (Ref 370.3 En561)
Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Child Development. (Ref 305.232 En56)
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Ref 300.3 In61)
Dictionary of Middle Ages. 13 vols. 1986. (Ref 909.07 D554)
Article on Family, Western European covers some aspects of children's lives during the middle ages. Additional article explores Schools.
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. 6 vols. 1999. (Ref 940.23 En56)
Includes an article on Childhood and another article on Education.
Dictionary of American History. 10 vols. 2003. (Ref 973 D561 2003)
Contains an article on the changing nature of Childhood as well as Education.
Find articles and essays
Use library databases to find articles and citations to articles on your topic. Choose the right database for your subject. When choosing search words, pay attention to spelling, compound words (daycare vs. day care), plurals and internal punctuation (brother-in-law). Use synonyms to broaden or narrow your search or to make it more specific. To access databases from off-campus, click on the "Database Access from Outside E-town Network" link on the library webpage, provide your network (email) ID and password and click on the "Search and Find Articles" link.
Academic Search Premier Database covering all topics. Use subject searching. Use "Subject: Terms" link to identify other subject words. View full text of article (PDF or html format). Use the "Cite" link to find the article cited in various formats. Use "Locate E-town Journals link" to find article in other databases or in the library building. Use "Interlibrary Loan" link to request article from other libraries.
ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center
Humanities International Complete. 1925+. Find articles covering literature, philosophy, the arts, history, and culture.
SocINDEX with Full Text. 1908+. Articles from over 700 sociological journals, covering topics such as abortion, criminal justice, gender studies, marriage and family, religion and urban sociology.
Use the Locate E-Town Journals link on the library webpage or from within library databases to find out which journal titles are held by the High Library either within the library itself (in print, microfiche, or microfilm) or within library databases. . If the journal is held, check to see if the dates you need are available.
If the article you want is in the High Library and the periodical title is in microfilm or microfiche format, you can order copies of the articles online by using ILLiad Click on Request an Article and fill out the form. You will receive an email when the article is available on ILLiad for downloading.
Articles that are not available either in the Library or in library databases, can be ordered on interlibrary loan, also through ILLiad.
Search the internet efficiently by using google advanced search and google directory search
Try other search engines, such as ask.com clusty.com search.yahoo.com
To find highly rated academic web sites on specific subjects, use:
- Infomine, Scholarly Internet Resource Collection: http://infomine.ucr.edu
- Librarians Index to the Internet: http://lii.org/
- WWW Virtual Library: http://www.vlib.org/
- University of Wisconsin Scout Report: http://scout.wisc.edu/Archives/
- Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk/
Evaluate Internet Resources University of Maryland provides a checklist of questions to ask about an Internet resource or any information resource.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask UC Berkeley provides an evaluative framework in a graphically-pleasing chart.
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