Skip to Main Content

Family & Consumer Sciences Research Guide: Family & Child Development

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to the Family and Consumer Science degree programs.

Ask Us

Profile Photo
Hannah Lowder
(434) 582-2821

Internships and Career Positions

AtoZ Academics—Information on businesses and households in the United States that is beneficial for company or industry research, building business plans, conducting market research, and helping entrepreneurs



Areas of Specialization

  • Family counseling
  • Early childhood development
  • Child development
  • Adult care program specialist
  • Child advocate
  • Child life specialist
  • Children’s pastor/minister
  • Daycare/preschool teacher
  • Overseas orphanage representative 
  • Social worker

Library of Congress Subject headings relevant to Family & Child Development

  • Childhood development
  • Child Psychology
  • Day Care Centers
  • Families - psychological aspects

Within the 3rd floor book shelves, robotic system or electronic resource (online book) can be searched by call number:

  • LB 1140 has Preschool Education
  • LB 1115  has Psychology of Children
  • LB 1119 has Research of Education
  • LC 37 - 44.3  has Homeschooling
  • LC 3950 - 5160.3 has Special Needs in Education..

Useful Databases

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries