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Family Services: Finding Books

Use Books/Media / OneSearch! to Find Books

Use the Books/Media tab of OneSearch! located on the Rod Library Web page to identify and locate books and other resources in family services and family science.  To ensure that you use appropriate subject terms when you search Books/Media, use the Library of Congress Subject Headings thesaurus which is accessible electronically through the Classification Web (choose the LC Subject Headings option) or in the printed Library of Congress Subject Headings volumes located at Reference Collection Z 695 L696. Useful subject headings include "family services," "family social work," and:

  • Child abuse
  • Child rearing
  • Communication in families
  • Divorce
  • Dysfunctional families--United States
  • Families--economic aspects
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Marriage
  • Older people--family relationships
  • Parent and child

A Keyword search allows you to search for specific words that appear within the title, subject, or notes fields of the online records. Try combining "famil*" (or family or families) with other subject terms of interest, for example, "famil* and conflict*."  Keyword searching is a powerful feature of the Books/Media system, but a thorough search for information on any subject should include searches using relevant subject headings.

Subject Guide