Child Development

We can't fit every resource about child development on to this list! A topic guide is just the beginning of building your bibliography.

Reference materials

This is the place to start any research project. Reference resources offer short, authoritative information on every topic. Reference books must be used in the library. Most bibliographies of important books on your topic.


Britannica Online Great for pre-search and primary sources, including speeches, essays, biographies, court decisions, editorials and photos.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Reference Center Gold-- A Gale database
World Book Online


Books about child development can be found at in the 100s (psychology); 300s (social issues) and 600s (medicine). Some examples include:

Brazelton, Berry. Infants and mothers : differences in development 155.4 B73 1983 302 pages.
Buscemi, Karen Split in two: keeping it together when your parents live apart 306.89 BUSCEMI 120 pages.


Educator's Reference Complete
Expanded Academic ASAP
General OneFile
Health Reference Center Academic

Other sources
Issues and Controversies
Science Online

Internet resources

Check out the BCDS library's Delicious account for great sites on child development.

BPL resources

You can use the Boston Public Library's electronic resources if you need more sources. You will need to sign up for an electronic card. Stop by the BCDS library for help. Helpful databases through BPL include Credo Reference and JSTOR..

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Created 10/10