Purpose of the Guide
This is a general research guide for the undergraduate and graduate courses in OSU's Human Development & Family Sciences (HDFS) program. You'll find suggestions for locating books, articles, topical overviews, research tools, and factual information.
As stated on the departmental website, HDFS examines "human development within the context of families, schools, work, communities, and other social and cultural environments." Areas of study span early childhood through the end of life, and have significant overlap with the fields of Sociology, Psychology, and Education.
This subject guide is designed to give students a place to start their research with materials useful in areas of the undergraduate programs in
- Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE)
- Human Services
- Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)
Subject librarian for HDFS is Valery King.