This guide is to support research in the family (particularly the sociological aspects).

Reference Resources

Use reference materials for background information for your topic, or to find good keywords to use when searching databases.  These are dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts.


For other resources, try using these subject headings in the library catalogue:

Consult the Maps, Data, and Government Information Centre (first floor of the Library) for help in finding good resources.  Try the Google Custom Search for government information.

The Canadian Public Policy Collection contains more reports like the ones listed below.

Sample resources from various Canadian government departments and agencies:

Links to provincial family services departments:

Sample documents from the catalogue:

Laws and Legislation