Family Studies

Frequently used article databases

Multidisciplinary databases relevant to Family Studies

Core Journals in Family Studies

Print holdings are retained for most older volumes for which we don't have full electronic access.

Coordinator (continued by Family Life Coordinator) Vol. 1(1952) - Vol.7 (1958) Online

Family Life Coordinator                             Vol. 7(1958)- Vol. 23(1974) in print. Vol.17 (1968) - Vol. 28 (1979) Online

Family Relations (continues Family Life Coordinator)  Vol. 29 (1980) to present Online

 Family Process                                            Vol. 1(1962) to present Online

Journal of Comparative Family Studies Vol. 16 (1985) to present Online

Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences  Vol. 86(1994)- Vol. 100(2008). Vol.89 (1997) to present Online

Journal of Family History                           Vol. 1(1979)- Vol. 20(1995)  and Vol. 24 (1999) to present Online. Intervening years in print.

Journal of Family Issues                            Vol. 1 (1975) to present Online

Journal of Feminist Family Therapy        Vol. 1(1989)- Vol. 20(2008) in print. Vol. 9 (1997) to present Online

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy    Vol. 1(1975) to present Online

Marriage and Family Living   Vol. 1(1939) - Vol. 25 (1963) Online

Journal of Marriage and the Family (continues Marriage and Family Living) Vol. 26(1964) to present Online

Mediation Quarterly: Journal of the Academy of Family Mediators  Vol.1(1983)-Vol.13 (1995) Online. Vol. 17 no3(Spring 2000)- Vol. 18(2001) in print.

Conflict Resolution Quarterly (continues Mediation Quarterly) Vol. 19(2002) to present Online

Print Indexes

Family Index 

Ref. HQ 1 F346  Volumes 1(1995) to 4 (1998)

Sage Family Studies Abstracts

Ref. Z 7164 M2 S23  1986 to 2003

Social Sciences Index

Ref. AI 3 S6   1974 to 2005

Search all EBSCO databases

Quick Search

Search all ProQuest databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

recent articles



Profile Photo
Denyse Rodrigues

Citation Indexes

Citation indexes allow you to find articles which have cited other works. You can think of it as a reference list in reverse.

Where's the full text?

If you are unsure whether an article is available in full text or not, please click on the 'Check for full text...' link closest to the citation to check if the full text is available at MSVU. The 'Check for full text...' link will check to see if the article is available in another database, or to see if the library has a copy of the article in print. If the article is not available at MSVU please look at our document delivery options.

This guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Creative Commons License
You may copy the guide as long as credit is included. We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials. Please be aware that many of our guides contain links to subscription-based services for which access is restricted, and collections of resources that may have additional rights reserved. Please consult the licenses and terms of use for each resource.