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IS 1115 TWP: High Cost of Raising Children

Use this LibGuide to get started with your research for your Tackling a Wicked Problem course on the topic of the high cost of raising children.

  • first page: suggestions for where you might find several different types of sources for your research topic.
  • second page: tips for getting the most out of keyword searching and searching the Internet.
  • last page: information on how to evaluate the sources you find and where to get help when you are ready to cite them.
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Find Books

Browse books and ebooks on topics in the cost of raising children.

Browse books and ebooks on general topics in child rearing in the United States.

For more accurate search results, use keywords related to your specific topic when searching the library catalog, library databases, or the Internet.

Browse the shelves

Many books on parenting and raising children have call numbers starting with HQ, located on the Lower Level. Some of the categories are listed below. Please ask at the Information Desk or the Reference Desk on the main level if you need help finding anything.

  • Parenthood: HQ 755-759
  • Child development: HQ 767-792
  • Child rearing: HQ 768-792
  • Children with disabilities: HQ 773.6-773.8
  • Child care, including government policy: HQ 778.5
  • Adolescents and teenagers: HQ 793-799
  • Protection, assistance and relief of families and children: HV 697-1420
  • Children's health and nutrition: RJ 101-235
  • Preschool education: LB 1140
  • K-12 education: LB 1141-1696
  • Higher education: LB 2300-2430
  • Economic aspects of education: LC 65-67.68


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Can't find the full text?

If you've found a great article or book in a database, our catalog, or cited in another source, but you can't seem to find the full text, try the methods below.

Find the Journal

If you have a citation to an article, choose Journals and type the journal title into the library catalog to find out what years of the journal are available at PSU.

Find it in Google Scholar

If you have the citation to an article, search by the title in Google Scholar. Links to full text from PSU or on the Internet will appear to the right side of the results list.

Get it via InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

If you need a book or article that PSU does not have, you can request it through InterLibrary Loan.  

This service is free to all PSU students, faculty, and staff.

  • Go to the InterLibrary Loan Page.
  • Create Request and choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
  • Alternatively, If you find the source in the catalog, Request Item through Interlibrary Loan under "Access Options" on the right side.
  • Articles are delivered to your InterLibrary loan account in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
  • Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

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