978-0-8108-5874-9 • Paperback • February 2007 • $94.00 • (£72.00)
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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
...each chapter contains valuable information on the scholarly process that all undergraduate researchers will find useful...this accessible guide will be a practical addition to undergraduate research collections. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower/upper-level undergraduates.
— Choice Reviews
a useful place to start for people interested in children and childhood studies.
— American Reference Books Annual
Scholars and academic librarians offer a guide to useful resources for literature searches in the emerging interdisciplinary field of children and childhood studies (CCS). Bowman (reference librarian, Rutgers U.-Camden, New Jersey) presents a definition of CCS, a brief history of the field, and scholarly research and writing basics. Contributors offer perspectives, research tips, and annotated resources from fields including the social sciences, art, education, and English, but excluding medicine and law. A sample paper titled "Collodi's Pinocchio: Biblical and Cultural Rites of Passage" on the theme of the prodigal son is appended.
— Reference and Research Book News