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Family & Consumer Sciences Research Guide: FACS 200

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

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Interlibrary Loan

If the PDF or Full Text of an article is unavailable in JFL databases, you may request it through the Interlibrary Loan service.

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Change Theory Research

Change Theory Research

Here are three ideas for study areas. Despite the fact that these are only suggestions, you are encouraged to use your imagination to conduct research on subjects other than these three.

Topic 1 - Supply Chain

Topic 2 - Design Business Structure/Industry Change

Topic 3 - Environmental Focused Design

Key Databases

Search these databases using keywords related to your topic.

Other Select Databases

Search Tips

Brainstorm a list of keywords related to your topic. For example,

  • Interior design
  • Recession
  • Globalization
  • Closed concept OR open concept
  • Smart technology

Use a combination of your search terms to search the databases on the Key Databases list. For example,

  • Search 1 - "interior design" AND recession
  • Search 2 - "interior design" AND ("closed concept" trends OR "open concept" trends)
  • Search 3 - design AND smart home technology

Note: Placing multiple words in quotation marks connects them as a phrase and will search the database for that specific phrase.

Article Summary Tips

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

Learn how to summarize and paraphrase text to show understanding of research.

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