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Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Tools and resources to help users gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary approach to the study of children, youth and families.

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Human Development and Family Studies

This guide provides an introduction to resources related to the areas of human development and family studies.  This interdisciplinary area of study emcompasses the subjects of family, child development, early care, ages and stages, afterschool, school-age care, consumer economics, family financial management, marriage, mate selection, divorce, premarital counseling, parenting, family and consumer sciences.Users are encouraged to consult other research guides in these areas.  This guide includes a selective introduction to databases, web resources and books related to this topic.

Open Access Journal

Faculty in MSU’s School of Human Sciences recently launched a journal to promote academic research and outreach in human sciences and Extension topics.

The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed publication with articles about human development; family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; Extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program planning and evaluation.

The open-access journal is available online and will be published three times a year at

 Journal of Human Sciences and Extension


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Librarian on the Loose/ Subject Specialist

LaDonne Delgado

 LaDonne Delgado

Professor and Coordinator of Collection Development and Special Projects,
Mitchell Memorial Library

Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Office Hours

Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Room 263.

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Phone: 662-325-7660
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