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HDFS230: Families and Their Communities

Course Guide for Ann Aviles HDFS230 course; Spring 2022

Family/ Community Issue Paper

For this section, you'll need to use academic databases to find scholarly journals, books and encyclopedia articles. As you search broadly for your topic, you'll likely find specific areas that you want to focus on more than others.  Use these focus areas as search terms to get better results.


When starting to look for laws surrounding your topic, background research is key! Take some time to google "laws about ____" This will give you the name of a few laws or cases that you can look up in the legal databases for more information.

Googling is a great way to look for local organizations.  If that doesn't get you what you need, you could also try these services: