Editor Vibiana Bowman has drawn together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the interdisciplinary field of children and childhood studies (CCS) in this guided approach to literature searching in CCS. The contributors to this book are both faculty currently teaching in the area of CCS and academic librarians. The charge given to each contributor was to write a chapter that explained the process of scholarly research in his or her own particular area of expertise to a student unfamiliar with that discipline. Towards this end, the book provides background information about interdisciplinary study in general, and children and childhood studies in particular, as well as an outline of basic research practices. Each contributor serves as a mentor and suggests a search strategy, discusses significant concepts and vocabulary, and lists the major resources that scholars in that area would be expected to use. Not intended as en exhaustive list of in-print research resources, rather the emphasis throughout this guide is on useful resources and effective research methodologies.
As the field of CCS continues to evolve in the upcoming years, Scholarly Resources for Children and Childhood Studies will serve as an excellent stepping stone for those just entering the area.
Vibiana Bowman is a reference librarian and web administrator at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University-Camden. She is the editor of The Plagiarism Plague: A Resource Guide and CD-ROM Tutorial for Educators and Librarians.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Part 1 Defining the Field Chapter 3 1 Toward a Definition of Children and Childhood Studies Chapter 4 2 The Basics of Scholarly Research and Writing Part 5 Part 2 Research and Resources Chapter 6 3 Anthropology Chapter 7 4 Art Chapter 8 5 Business and Economics Chapter 9 6 Education Chapter 10 7 English Chapter 11 8 History Chapter 12 9 Psychology Chapter 13 10 Sociology Chapter 14 11 U. S. Government Resources Chapter 15 12 World Wide Web Resources Part 16 Appendix: Sample Paper Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Editor and Contributors