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Child Development I & II Educ& 115 & 122: Using the Library

Child development from prenatal to early adolescence.

What is this Guide for?

To inform and support students of Child Development and Early Childhood Education classes using the SVC library and other resources.

Contact a librarian for additional assistance.

Contents - Navigate this guide

Use the Top Tabs to navigate this guide or click the links below:

Find relevant Internet resources
Find relevant Library resources
Help with Primary and Secondary resources 
Help with Evaluating websites 
Help with Peer-reviewed resource
Find relevant eResources

How to use OneSearch

Searching OneSearch - the library catalog

Search the library catalog for books,eBooks, and DVDs:

To see only items available in the library, try changing the search from "Everything" to "Library Catalog"

Your search will look like this:



These are examples of search terms to try:
(HINTS: use "quotation marks" to search a phrase, use an asterisk * for variations on endings of words)

"child care"

"child development"

"cognitive psychology AND child*"

"early childhood education"

"early childhood development"

"toddler development"

"infant development"

Subject Headings to look for

Subject headings can help locate materials on your topic or you can browse the stacks using general call numbers.

Here are some subject headings relevant to Child Development and their location numbers in the Dewey Decimal System:

  • Adolescence    301.431
  • Child Care  362.712  
  • Child Development   305.23   
  • Child Psychology    155.4
  • Cognitive Learning   370.152
  • Developmental Psychology   155
  • Family   306.8
  • Infants Development  305.231
  • Parent and Child   306.874
  • Parenting   649.1
  • Special education   371.9
  • Toddlers Development   305.231

"The Best" Reference Resources Online

Provides access to over 900 general and specialized online reference books in one place.  Sources include medicine, psychology, social sciences, and science. 
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Streaming video.  Includes all aspects of Child development.
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AVON Academic Video Online
Streaming video.

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Provides psychology and medical reference books online.
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 Remember : Access from home using your MySVC Login and Password

"The Best" Article Databases

Use the online databases below to find magazine, newspaper and journal articles. 
Find our tutorials on using the databases here
Choose  full-text  and  scholarly journals  for best results. 
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