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Human Development & Family Studies: Reference Sources

Information on library resources, services and more to get you started.

Why Use?

Good places to gather background information on a topic or get ideas when choosing a topic.

Background information:

  • definitions
  • specific factual information such as dates
  • overviews or summaries of topics
  • recommendations for additional sources

Types of reference sources

  • specialized encyclopedias
  • dictionaries
  • directories
  • statistical compilations
  • handbooks
  • bibliographies

NH Guidelines

For More Help

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Selected Online Reference Sources

Selected Print Reference Sources

These are located on Dimond Main Level and represent just a sampling. For more reference resources, search the library catalog or contact the Research Center.

Statistical Resources

Finding Grants