Sociology of the Family
Villa Maria College Library
The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.
Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.
Subject and Newspaper Databases
Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs
Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.
Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!
Government Resources on and for Families
You can always narrow your Google searches to government sites by using:
Track down recent statistics and data regarding families in the US
A resource to find information regarding families and education including family engagement in education, the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO), youth/family outreach and more.
Research Guide from Bank Street College of Education
A news aggregate for articles on women with an international scope
A collection of vetted sites on the topics of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Wikigender (Don't worry! It's not Wikipedia!)
Evaluation Tips for Online Resources
If you choose to use resources from the open web (e.g. websites you find in a Google search), keep the CRAAP test from the CSU, Chico Meriam Library in mind:
- When? Publication date, post date, updates
- Related to your topic, Intended audience
- Who created it? Are they qualified to write on the topic?
- Where does the information come from? Evidence? Reviewed? Unbiased?
- What is the purpose of the resource? Inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade? Is it fact, opinion or propaganda?
Evaluating information is an essential step in quality research.