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Family & Consumer Sciences Research Guide: FACS 475

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

FACS 475 Families Under Stress

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APA Citation Style

The Academic Success Center has an APA Quick Guide available for reference, and the Academic Writer database below provides access to APA citation samples of journal articles, books, websites, and many other resource types. Just select the Learn box after entering the Academic Writer database.

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.

Key Databases


These sites offer free to use images. Bing and Google sites will need to be limited to "free to use" to limit the results correctly. To avoid plagiarism make sure you cite/give attribution to the author.

Theories for Research

Family Theory

Cognitive Behavior Theory

ABC-X Theory

Possible Topics

  • Addictions - alcohol; narcotics; sexual; gambling
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Resilience
  • Developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Aging and stress
  • Divorce; blended families
  • Economic stress
  • Race; ethnicity
  • U.S. Veterans
  • School and community mass violence
  • Physical illness
  • Death, dying and grief
  • Suicide

Research Tips

Create a list of keywords related to your topic. Use those keywords to perform several searches in the Key Databases list. For example:


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