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AMST 317: Adoption In America

Finding Books

Subject Headings

Start with a keyword search in the catalog. Once you have located a relevant item, you can look at the Library of Congress Subject Headings within the full record tab and follow those links to find related books.

Here are some sample subject headings from the library catalog that may be relevant to this course.

adoption -- United States

adoption -- law and legislation -- United States

Use the "search within results" checkbox to add keywords and increase specificity.

Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of Adoption       Available in Davis Library Reference       Call # HV875.55 .A28 2007

Child welfare for the twenty-first century : a handbook of practices, policies, and programs       Available online

The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia  Available online


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