|Nutrients, nutrition (malnutrition)||Childhood illnesses||Meal service and food programs|
|Food allergy and food intolerance||Health assessments, screenings & examinations||Weight management and obesity prevention|
|Food preservatives and additives||Homelessness or poverty (neglect and abuse)||Exercise, fitness, and play|
|Toy and equipment safety||Learning disabilities - autism spectrum disorders||Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders|
|Environmental health hazards: lead, mercury,
mold, pesticides, plastics, secondhand smoke...
|Physical disabilities and special needs children||Sanitation and hygiene|
|Breast milk and substitutes||Sleeping, napping, and rest time||Immunizations and vaccines|
Help Selecting a Topic
Use Opposing Viewpoints and/or SIRS Issue Researcher to assist with finding a topic. They both have extensive lists of topics that provide background information as well as links to various resources about the topic. APA citations are provided for all articles.
Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. The selected databases below will help you locate credible full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. APA citations are provided for all articles. For a complete listing of all the library's e-resources, go to the A-Z List.
|Its purpose is to inform or entertain||Its aim is to report on scholarly research|
|Articles typically short in length||Longer articles with in-depth analysis|
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)|
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support||Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography|
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.|
|Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest||Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review|
Teaching Young Children (TYC) - Published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this periodical is for the preschool professional.
Young Children - The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Zero to Three - A multidisciplinary resource on infants, toddlers, and families, intended to strengthen the critical roles of professionals, policymakers, and parents in giving young children the best possible start in life.
Current print issues are on display in the library. Back issues are available by request from the Circulation Services Counter.