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Human Development & Family Sciences Subject Guide — Find Articles

Guide to Resources for Human Development & Family Sciences

Scholarly Articles

Features of scholarly articles:

  • Written for experts, not a general audience
  • Published in academic journals
  • Judged by fellow experts in the field through a process called “peer-review”

A peer-reviewed article has been reviewed by experts in the field before publication, to ensure that it meets the standards of the field.

Be aware: an item published in an academic journal will not always be peer-reviewed. Some Academic journals also publish items such as editorials or a note from the editor.

Human Development & Family Sciences Databases


Using Google Scholar

Research Tip: If you are new to research and are having a hard time to find articles on your topic, try using Google Scholar to try out your keywords. Databases used controlled vocabulary which means that they are very rigid about what terms they used to classify the articles in this system. Google Scholars is more forgiving and expand your searches to include variations of a word, which allow for more results to appear. You can then identify the most successful keywords and use them in our subject specific databases

Hint:  Setup your UConn settings with Google Scholar first to find fulltext articles within the UConn network. 

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Getting Full Text Articles and Chapters

In a database, look for
UConn Full Text button

UConn Full Text will help you

1. Get the full text online if UConn subscribes to it
2. Request what we do not own through Interlibrary Services
3. Request scans of articles and chapters we own in print through Interlibrary Services

Check to see if we own the journal in print. Request a scan using Scan on Demand