Encyclopedias are a great way to begin the research process and an easy way to locate quick facts and figures. Use them as a means of introducing yourself to a topic before you begin the research process or as a way to familiarize yourself with specific terms or jargon.
Try the following subject seaches:
Handbook is just another name for guide. Click on the titles below to find out the locations of these useful tools. Each of these handbooks serve as a brief and easy to use guide to the various facets of accounting and accounting research.
Begin by identifying the key words in the question or the subject you wish to find materials for. Here is an example:
Question: I am looking for books on the assessment of child maltreatment.
Answer: Begin by identifying important words in the question.
"I am looking for books on the assessment of child maltreatment."
Go to the library catalogue to perform the keyword search. Remember to think about different terms (synonyms) which may prove to be more effective during the search process. "Maltreatment" for instance may be changed to, or searched in conjunction with, "abuse" or "neglect."
Searching: assessment AND child maltreatment retrieves 20 results. Narrow the number of results retrieved by adding another topic into the mix, or broaden the results by using synonyms.
To find books and other materials about Child Welfare, you may want to browse these subject areas in the Library stacks:
|712-724.85... Developmental psychology, including infant, child, and adolescent psychology|
|132-134... Interpersonal relations|
|251-299... Social psychology|
|736... Small groups|
|503-1064... Marriage, the family, and women|
|755.84... Children's relations with parents|
|767.8-792.2...Children and child development|
|783... Socialization and social learning|
| 784... Other aspects of childhood, including self-reliance, security, and
|793-799.2... Adolescents and teenagers|
|799.15... Adolescents' relations with parents|
|799.2... Special topics, including drug use, peer pressure, and suicide|
|40-69... Social work|
|547... Self-help groups|
|689-690... Psychiatric social work|
|697-4630... Social and public welfare -- Protection, assistance and relief -- Special classes|
|6570... Sexual abuse and exploitation of children|
|6626... Domestic violence|
|6626.5... Child abuse|
|7248... Social work with juvenile delinquents and criminals|
|101-103... Child health and child health services|
|499-507... Mental health disorders of children and adolescents|
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