Child & Youth Study

A library research guide for child and youth study.

E-books and other online collections

Reference Books

These are Reference materials available at the Mount Library and do not loan. More reference materials may be available, including e-books; be sure to consult the Novanet Discovery search tool found at the Library website for topics of interest to you.

Reference books are very useful for preliminary reading about a topic, as they are intended to provide basic information or facts, historical context and definitions. Be sure to explore the Reference section on the Main Floor of the Mount Library!

Theses and Dissertations

  • Subject Databases
    Many of our subject databases (including ERIC, PsycInfo, Ageline, MLA, SocIndex, Historical Abstracts/America: History & Life, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, Gender Studies) provide indexing of select dissertations.
  • Degree-granting institution
    Check the home institution for an online repository/archive.  More and more theses and dissertations are being made available in open access format.

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