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GOV219: Children's Rights / The American Foster Care System: Find Books

Fall 2015, A. Hearst

Finding Books

Smith College LibrariesLook for books in the Five College Library Catalog. Ask or look for signs for call number locations.

Ebooks from EBL, JSTOR, ebrary and others are in the catalog and Discover.  Links to Google Books help you check the contents of printed books. For example, search "permanency" or "standards" in Child welfare for the twenty-first century: a handbook of practices, policies, and programs.

Use the Request Item button in the catalog to request books from the other Five Colleges.


WorldCatNo luck? Try looking in WorldCat under the same subjects. Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not in the Five Colleges. Allow at least two weeks for materials coming by mail.

Five College Library Catalog

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Search by title for books cited in background readings. Then try keyword searches, for example adoption and child* and foster and united states

or intercountry adoption

or ( "foster children" or "foster care" or "foster home care" ) and ( standards or evaluation or cost* or financ*)

Ask for help with Library of Congress Subject Headings such as these:

  • Child welfare - United States - Government policy
  • Adoption
  • Adoption - Psychological aspects
  • Adoption - Social aspects - United States
  • Adoptees
  • Adopted children - Care
  • Child welfare - [country]
  • Family demography - [country]
  • Child welfare - Evaluation
  • Children - Services for
  • Children's rights - Cross-cultural studies
  • Children's rights - United States
  • Foster children - Family relationships
  • Foster children - Government policy - United States
  • Foster children - Services for
  • Foster home care
  • Kinship care
  • Child abuse - Evaluation
  • Corporal punishment of children
  • Parenting
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Interethnic adoption
  • Interracial adoption
  • Children of gay parents

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