Youth and Children's Studies

Dictionaries & encyclopedias

Start here

Primary subject databases
Database Description
Youth and Children's Studies @ EBSCOhost Selected EBSCOhost databases for youth and children's studies. View Full Description
Youth and Children's Studies @ ProQuest Selected ProQuest databases for youth and children's studies. View Full Description

Main databases

Secondary subject databases
Database Description
APA PsycInfo A comprehensive database for the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. View Full Description
Education Source Scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. View Full Description
ERIC (via ProQuest) Index with education related literature. Includes links to full text on the free version of ERIC. View Full Description
Sociological Abstracts Comprehensive, international coverage of journal articles, books, papers, etc. in sociology and related disciplines. View Full Description

Also useful

Tertiary subject databases
Database Description
Communication & Mass Media Complete Includes several hundred journals. Can limit to scholarly titles. View Full Description
CPI.Q Index for Canadian academic journals and popular magazines View Full Description

Laurier's online encyclopedias are s source of background information on a topic. Each encyclopedia entry provides references for further reading.

  • Encyclopedia of Play: A Social History
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology
  • Sage Reference Online includes a number of individual encyclopedias that pertain to youth studies. Search for a topic across all volumes or within a specific encyclopedia. Sage encyclopedias include:
    • Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents and the Media
    • Encyclopedia of Human Development
    • Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society
    • Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science
    • Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
    • Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture
    • Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice
  • Oxford Reference Online includes:
    • Encyclopedia of Sociology
    • Encyclopedia of Human Rights
    • Encyclopedia of Social Work