June Databases: Family and Community

June is a time for many to spend more time with family and community. There's Father's Day, the end of the school year, and the beginning of summer! In support of research and study in Family and Community Education and looking forward to summer in the city, we highlight relevant research resources.

APA PsycNet is the portal of the American Psychological Association that provides access to APA books, classic books, and entries from The Encyclopedia of Psychology (PsycBOOKS); gray literature, including newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more (PsycEXTRA); book and film reviews; (PsycCRITIQUES); and full-text database of journals published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more. (PsycARTICLES). There is extensive information on children and the family from a psychological standpoint.

ERIC provides extensive access to educational-related literature, including coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs. The information is included in two files: RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education). There is extensive information on family and community from an educational perspective.

Family and Society Studies Worldwide provides citations and abstracts in social work, social science and family practice, including citations from the discontinued print publication Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature and from its electronic continuation, Family Studies Database (1970-present);; other citations are derived from Australian Family & Society Abstracts (1980-present), the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence of Health Canada, and the U.S. Military Family Resource Center Documents Database. Source documents include related websites, internet documents, professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, selected popular literature, government reports, discussion and working papers, unpublished material such as poster sessions, statistical documents, theses, dissertations and other sources. Subject keywords cover: anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history, social work, military families, families, marriage, children, husbands, and wives.

Family Studies Abstracts provides bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family Studies; Journal of Marriage & Family; and Family Relations.

Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Sex, Gender, and the Family provide researchers and students with a highly visual and fully searchable archive illustrating how Americans grappled with these changes, and how their day-to-day life, attitudes, morals, and behaviors changed over time. There are handbooks, manuals, textbooks,, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how--to books describing American attitudes towards family dynamics, gender roles, sexual relationships, and race relations. This content is often heavily illustrated, and the database presents it visually, conveying the feeling of the time and allowing users to see and read the material just as its original audience did.

Sage Premier 2016provides access to several hundred full text scholarly journals published by Sage in the fields of education (1917-current), psychology (1941-current), and sociology (1952-current). Titles include: Childhood; Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal; The Family Journal; Journal of Early Childhood Research; Journal of Family History; Journal of Family Issues; and Journal of Family Nursing.

Social Sciences Full Text provides indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1984 and select full text from 1994 in the field, including family and gender studies. Other areas include addiction studies, anthropology, area studies, community health and medical care, corrections, criminal justice, criminology, economics, environmental studies, ethics, geography, gerontology, international relations, law, minority studies, planning and public administration, policy sciences, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public welfare, social work, sociology, and urban studies.

Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Urban Affairs, Urban Studies, and Canadian Journal of Urban Research.



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