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Intro to Childhood Studies: Find Background Info

This guide supports the Intro to Childhood Studies course at Rutgers-Camden.

Why Reference Sources?

Using reference sources, like encyclopedias, at the beginning of your research is a helpful way to read a quick introduction or overview of a topic. Information is clear, concise, and factual. These sources can clarify new concepts and terms and introduce you to related ideas. 

Encyclopedias and Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies: Rutgers-restricted resource that is international and cross-cultural in scope, transcending narrow geographical confines and analyzing modern and historical childhoods both locally and globally.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies: Rutgers-restricted resource. An interdisciplinary encyclopedia covering topics related to children and childhood studies including social constructions of childhood, children's rights, politics/representations/geographies, child-specific research methods, histories of childhood, transnational childhoods, sociology/anthropology of childhood theories and theorists, and other key concepts.

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