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Tufts Child and Family Webguide
The Child and Family WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence.
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Subject specific reference materials can help you to gain broad-based knowledge of your field through vocabulary, factual information, additional references, and bibliographies.
A subject search in the catalog allows you to retrieve specific types of sources. For example:
- Child Development - Encyclopedias
- Child Rearing - Encyclopedias
- Developmental Disabilities - Dictionaries
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Provides a collection of searchable electronic texts for the cognitive and brain sciences containing works from the MIT Press, as well as information on new research, job listings, discussion groups and information on seminars and lectures.
Dozens of online reference books from numerous publishers. Includes audio and images. One example is the Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. You can also browse by subject.
Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Features over 140 signed and peer-reviewed entries, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and psychopathlogy as they apply to adolescents.
Includes 100 Oxford University Press dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a variety of fields. Titles can be searched separately or across the entire databases. One example is the Oxford Companion to the Mind.
Sage Reference encyclopedias
These electronic encyclopedias cover topics such as juvenile justice, terrorism, social theory, crime, African American society, social welfare, education and many more themes. One example is the Encyclopedia of Human Development.
Sage Research Methods Online
Full-text access to books, journals, and encyclopedias that cover the design and use of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methods in the social and behavioral sciences.
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Fauth, R.C., Leventhal, T., and J. Brooks-Gunn. (2008) Seven Years Later: Effects of a Neighborhood Mobility Program on Poor Black and Latino Adults' Well-being. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49, 119-130.
Roche, K.M., Ghazarian, S.R., Little, T.D., and T. Leventhal. (2011) Understanding links between punitive parenting and adolescent adjustment: the relevance of context and reciprocal associations. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21, 448–460.
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