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Human Development and Family Studies

Links to databases and other resources for Human Development and Family Studies. Also helpful for topics such as childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; aging/gerontology; juvenile delinquency; and social services.

Recommended Journals (online only)

Today, various journals contain articles about human development, family studies, and related topics. Below are the current scholarly journals that are most heavily used by Penn State faculty and students. If you'd like additional recommendations, contact HDFS librarian Karla Schmit ( or a librarian at your location. 

For links to additional journals available at Penn State, see BrowZine: Social Work. If you are using it off-campus, choose “Penn State University Libraries” from the list, and supply your Access Account user ID and password when prompted.