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Childhood and Youth Studies


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Databases for finding articles

Google Scholar

Change your settings so that Find it @ SCU links automatically appear within Google Scholar in your search results:

  1. Click the three horizontal lines (top left) then go to Settings (the cog at the bottom of the list)
  2. Click Library links
  3. Type in Southern Cross University and click the search button
  4. Tick Southern Cross University - Find it @ SCU

If you use EndNote, under Bibliography Manager, select EndNote
Click Save.

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Browzine journals

Browse journals and keep up to date

Below are some recommended journals. Click on the title of the journal to access the fulltext articles for each issue. To be notified when a new issue has been published, click on the RSS link and subscribe to the RSS feed.

Note that some publishers impose an online full-text publishing delay. You are able to use the Request a non-SCU item link (from the Library catalogue) to obtain copies of articles not available due to this delay.

Journal Homepage & Table of Contents ToC RSS Start year
Australian Social Work RSS 1997
Childhood RSS 1999
Childhoods Today - 2007
Children & Society RSS 1987
Children Australia RSS 1994 (2 month delay)
Children's Geographies RSS 2003 (12 month delay)
Childrenz Issues RSS 1997 (2 month delay)
Communities, Children and Families Australia RSS 2007 (2 month delay)
The Future of Children RSS 2000
International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies RSS 2010
International Journal of Children's Rights RSS  1997 (12 month delay)
Journal of Child and Family Studies RSS  1997
Journal of Children and Poverty RSS  1998
Journal of Youth Studies RSS 1998 (18 month delay)

About RSS feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are a web-based alternative to email for receiving alerts from some databases and web-sites.

To subscribe to an RSS feed, simply click on the RSS icon displayed on the webpage. Once you have subscribed, alerts are delivered to your chosen 'feed reader' as an XML file. You will be provided with a url to paste into the feed reader.

Some free feed readers are: