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HDFS 5100: Introduction to Human Development & Family Sciences: Articles & Databases

This course guide was created for Dr. Christine Gray's HDFS 5100: Introduction to HDFS class.

Most Cited Articles

Commonly Used Databases - Multi Subject

What is the Periodical List?

Not every database contains the full text of every article. However, you may be able to find the full text in another of the library's databases. To find out where you can find a particular periodical online or in print, use the Periodical List.

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Lit Reviews, Dissertations & Thesis, Digital Collections

Web of Science is an extremely useful database for literature reviews.  It provides how many times an article has been cited, and by whom.

CiteSeer also serves as a citation index showing who has cited whom.

Dissertations & Theses contains citations for dissertations & theses from 1861 to the present. Titles published since 1997 are available for download in PDF format.

Digital Collections @TxState contains full text dissertations, theses, pre-prints, post-prints, datasets, journals, conference papers, reports, presentations from Texas State University.

Family & Consumer Science Databases

This page has a listing of frequently used research databases for Family and Consumer Sciences courses.


The following newspapers can be accessed through Newspaper Source Plus:

Austin-American Stateman
Dallas Morning News
New York Times
Washington Post

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a useful tool when collecting research information. Accessing Google Scholar from the Library Databases page will link to the subscription sources available to you as a Texas State Student. If you do not use the library link for off campus access, you won't be able to access library-subscribed content. If you are off campus, you will be prompted for your TxState NetID to search Google Scholar.