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Finding Aid: Early Adolescence


The following selective list of print and Web resources has been compiled by the McGovern Library staff as a starting point for research on Adolescence.  It is not a complete listing of the materials available, but is intended to serve as a guide to some of the resources available in the Library, and as a pointer to a variety of online resources.

Web Sites

Encyclopedias and Reference Sources

Print and electronic sources available in McGovern Library:

  • Domestic Violence Sourcebook (Ref. HV6626.2 .D685 2004)
  • Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Ref. HQ796 .E58 1991)
  • Encyclopedia of Adoption (Ref. HV875.55 .A28 2007)
  • Encyclopedia of Child Abuse (Ref. HV6626.5 .C57 2007)
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  • Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence (Ref. HV6626 .E534 2007)
  • Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory (Ref. BF318 .E53 1992)
  • Encyclopedia of Marriage, Divorce, and the Family (Ref. HQ9 .D38 1989)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence 2005 (login required off campus)
  • Handbook of Adolescent Psychology Ref. BF724 .H33 2004
  • Handbook of Child Psychology Ref. BF721 .H242 2006
  • South Dakota Kids Count Factbook Ref. HV742 .S8 S693

Indexes

  • ERIC: article abstracts and citations, as well as other (lesson plans, etc.) resources in the field of education
    • Descriptor, keyword searches will be most useful here.  Use "adolescent" in combination with "peer," "development," "block scheduling," "parent child relationship," etc.
  • Gale Professional Collection : citations, abstracts, and full text articles
    • Selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators on topics in the Social Sciences, Education, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Learning Disabilities, School Law, etc.
    • Use "adolescence, "teenagers," "youth," "juvenile delinquency."
  • PsychINFO: abstracts, citations
    • Indexes resources relating to all aspects of psychology, including journals, books and other resources.
    • Use "adolescent," "adolescent development," "juvenile delinquency, puberty, developmental stages in combination with desired traits, characteristics, etc.
  • PsychARTICLES: abstracts, citations, and full-text articles
    • Indexes resources relating to all aspects of psychology, including journals, books and other resources.
    • Use "adolescent," "adolescent development," "juvenile delinquency, puberty, developmental stages in combination with desired traits, characteristics, etc.
  • EBSCO Fulltext Databases: citations, abstracts, and full text articles
    • Try more than one term for the most thorough results.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: abstracts, citations
    • Use for health and medical-related information on adolescents.

Print indexes available in McGovern Library:

  • Business Periodical Index
    • Use "young adult market," "youth," "students," "youth market"
  • Education Index
    • Use "adolescence," "junior high school students," "puberty," "youth," "juvenile delinquency".
  • Essay and General Literature Index
    • Use "young adults"
  • Humanities Index
    • Use "youth," "adolescent psychology"
  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
    • Use "adolescence," "youth." Several topics also appear under the heading " teenage ...".
  • Social Sciences Index
    • Use "adolescence," "adolescent psychology," "youth." Several topics also appear under the heading "teenage ...".

    *Print indexes are located second floor.

Periodicals

Print journals available in McGovern Library (some may be on microfiche)

  • Adolescence (Microfiche)
  • Clearing House -- covers secondary education

    *Articles in discipline specific journals such as American Sociological Review or Psychological Reports can be located using the indexes listed above.

Videos

  • 48 Hours: Price of Perfection (VT 1717)
  • Adolescent Development (VT 591)
  • Childhood (VT 466)
  • Developing Child (VT 754)
  • Discovering Psychology: The Developing Child (VT 497)
  • IQ Testing and the School (VT 590)
  • Suicide: No Turning Back (VT 1594)
  • Teens in Trouble (VT 550)
  • Teenage Mind and Body (VT 589)
  • Teenage Relationships (VT 630)
  • Teenage Suicide (VT 1388-89)
  • Working with Hostile Teens (VT 1396)
  • XS Stress Teens Take Control (DVD 153)

Searching the Library Catalog

  • Subject searches: "adolescence," "adolescent psychology," "children of divorced parents," "divorce," "parent and child," "education secondary," etc.
  • Limit by publication year to locate the most current resources.

Statistics

Print statistics sources available in McGovern Library:

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (Ref. HA202 .S8)
  • South Dakota Kids Count Factbook (Ref. HV742 .S8 S693)
  • Youth Indicators (HQ799.7 .Y6)

Legislation

  • THOMAS -- US Congress on the Internet
    • Use "adolescent" for subject searches


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