Human Development and Family Sciences Research Guide
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Statistics and Demographics sources
Web of Science is a great starting point for researchers in this program. Use discipline-specific databases that align with the scope of your research question. Some starting points include:
- Academic Search Complete
- Gender Studies Database
- Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
- Sociological Abstracts
Google Scholar: finds articles, pre-prints and post-prints of articles, reports and other “grey” literature, and materials in institutional repositories. Access Google Scholar from the Library web site (which authenticates via EID) to ensure there are active links from your search results to UT licensed electronic journals. More information on Google Scholar.
Dissertations and Theses Full Text covers 1861-present, with 1997 to present available as PDFs. The database includes more than 90 percent of the doctoral dissertations accepted each year in North America with selective coverage for other parts of the world.
UT dissertations are also linked from the Library Catalog and available in the UT Digital Repository. Any dissertations and theses that are not available locally can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Journal rankings tools include: JCR Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science as well as Google Scholar, which maintains a list of the top 100 journals ranked by h5-index and h5-median (more information on Google Scholar rankings and metrics).
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