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Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)

This guide provides an overview of library resources and services related to Human Development and Family Science, as well as links to other useful resources.

Off-Campus Access

For best results when accessing library resources when off-campus, you should first log into the MSU Virtual Private Network (VPN), which ITS provides. For more information, see

Articles Databases

To get more help with research or find more databases, contact your Subject Specialist librarian!

If the MSU Libraries don't have the article you need in print or electronically, order it through Interlibrary Loan.

Unless otherwise noted, you must be a current MSU faculty/staff member or student to access these resources.

Search Tips

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Finds records with …

literacy AND autism

both terms   (AND is automatic for words in a searchbox)

daycare OR "child care"

either term

"early intervention"

this exact phrase


parent, parents, parental, etc.    (known as truncation)

 reading NOT writing

the 1st term but not the 2nd (use sparingly)

Here's an example of how these can be combined in a database such as ERIC:

literacy OR reading

   AND daycare OR  "child care"

Older Indexes

These resources are located in the Research Services Department of Mitchell Memorial Library.