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Child Development

Learn how to search for information on Child Development in books, databases and the Web.

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Researching a Child Development Topic

Drawing of a teacher leading childrenThis guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your child development research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your child development assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as two weeks.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Suggested Websites: credible websites for child development information.

  5. Films and Videos: links to films on child development topics.


Drawing of Teacher Leading Children in "Finger Plays." ​​By L.J. Bridgman (Life time: 1857-1931) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.