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Contents Books - EUREKA
Databases and Periodical Indexes
Theory and Research
Professional Organizations
Selected Periodicals
Additional Web Sites
Writing Style Guides
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When consulting EUREKA to locate books, the subject headings listed below can be searched, along with other terms listed in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. EUREKA can be searched by author, title, word, and subject(s). The call number ranges below can also be used for browsing the Library shelves.
HQ 796-799, BF 724
HQ 772-782
RJ 131
BF 713-723
LB 1140
QP 84
HQ 792
Child Development
Children - Growth
Developmental Psychology
Education, Preschool
Human Growth
Culture and Childhood
  • Assessing Children's Well-Being: A Handbook of Measures
    Ref RJ 50 A835 2004
  • Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development
    BF 723 C5 B5 2002
  • Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development
    QP 84 C26 1997
  • Child Development
    Ref HQ 772 C436 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science
    Ref HQ 767.84 E52 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Human Development
    Ref HM 626 E53 2006 v.1-6
  • Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
  • Evidence-Based Practice in the Early Childhood Field
    HQ 772 E95 2006
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood & Adolescence
    Ref HQ 772 G27 1998
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
    Also available at Ref BF 31 G35 2001
  • Growing Up: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia
    Ref HQ 767.84 B76 1995
  • Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
    LB 1119 H25 2006
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Electronic periodical indexes and databases are available to all on the Library research stations. Unless noted otherwise; access to databases and indexes from campus computer labs or off-campus computers is restricted to CSUS students, faculty, and staff. Instructions for off-campus access are available at Off-Campus Access to Library E-Resources

Specialized Databases
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO)  (1887-current)
    Indexes journals, selected book chapters, and dissertations worldwide in psychology and related disciplines.
  • ERIC (EBSCO)  (1966 - current)
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
    Indexes and abstracts about 800 journals and education-related documents (reports, proceedings, curriculum, etc.) Full text for articles and for most ERIC documents available.
  • Education Full Text (Wilson) (1983-current)
    Indexes and abstracts periodicals in Education and related fields.
General Databases
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  • Developmental Screening in Early Childhood: a Guide
    LB 1131 M444 2005
  • Doing Qualitative Research: a Practical Handbook
    H 62 S472 2005
  • From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development
    Also available at HQ 767.9 F76 2000
  • Introduction to Theories of Human Development
    BF 713 S245 2004
  • Methods in Behavioral Research
    BF 76.5 C67 2007
  • Partners in Play: Assessing Infants and Toddlers in Natural Contexts
    RJ 51 D48 P37 2007
  • Recent Theories of Human Development
    BF 713 T485 2001
  • Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Education
    LB 1139.23 G66 1996
  • Writing Empirical Research Reports: a Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    LB 2369 P97 2005
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Most of these associations publish position papers and research reports which are available from their web sites.

American Academy of Pediatrics
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Head Start Association
Society for Research in Child Development
Zero to Three
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The periodicals listed below publish scholarly research articles on human development and the behavioral sciences. They can be searched by subject using the Databases and Periodical Indexes.

Paper holdings of periodicals are located on 3 SOUTH alphabetically by journal title. Pre-1980 periodicals are located on the Lower Level. Periodicals with full text available in a database or as an online subscription are indicated. (Note: Dates of online full text coverage vary) To check availability of periodicals not listed below, go to the Locate Print & e-Journals page and enter the title of the journal.

Applied Cognitive Psychology
Brain & Development
Brain Research Bulletin
Brain Research Reviews
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abuse Review
Child and Youth Care Forum
Child Care, Health and Development
Child Development
Child Welfare  also available in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Children and Society
Children and Youth Services Review
Childhood Education
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Linguistics  available Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Science
Developmental Brain Research
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Review
Early Childhood Education Journal
Early Childhood Research and Practice
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Early Education and Development
Education and Treatment of Children
The Future of Children
Infant Behavior and Development
Infant and Child Development
Infant Mental Health Journal
Infants and Young Children
International Journal of Early Childhood
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Journal of Child Language
Journal of Early Intervention
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Journal of Research in Childhood Education
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
Zero to Three
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Many of these web sites provide online access to high quality full text document. Typically such resources are linked under headings such as Research, Publications, Policy, or Statistics.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Child Care Law Center
Child Development (Centers for Disease Control)
Child Development Policy Institute
Child Trends
Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERnet)
Children's Advocacy Institute
Children's Defense Fund
The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child,Youth and Family Policies
Early Education Project of the Committee for Economic Development
Foundation for Child Development
Montessori Foundation
National Center for Early Development & Learning
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
National Child Care Information Center (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
National Network for Child Care
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Rand/Reseach Area on Child Policy
Trust for Early Education
Tufts University Child and Family Web Guide
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Using Principles of APA Style to Cite and Document Sources
APA Style Guide (CSUS Research Guide)
Additional Writing Guides are available from the subject list of Research Guides.
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A Sacramento State Library Research Guide compiled by Roz Van Auker, Education Reference Librarian; Roz Van
rva/dr Last updated 6/09