Family & Consumer Sciences 532: Critical Issues

A guide to library and online resources for the Critical Issues course in Family & Consumer Sciences.

Getting Started

Use Credo or other encyclopedias to find:

  • a historical background of your topic
  • jargon or discipline-specific language
  • related topics 
  • key people

Multidisciplinary Databases

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Reference Shelf

FCS Critical Issues - Subject-Specific Databases

Help and search tips for the Home Economics Archive are available here:  

Find Articles

Articles focus more narrowly on a topic than books and are sometimes the most current research you can find. Articles are indexed in databases. See a list of relevant databases below or find by subject or title on the A-Z Digital Resources page.

To Find Articles:

  1. Pick a database. Because many are subject-specific, think about what type of expert would be writing about your topic and select a database in that subject. You can also start with a multidisciplinary database such as JSTOR or Academic Search. 
  2. Enter search your terms , e.g., "food desert*" AND health

FCS Critical Issues - eBook Encyclopedias

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