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Social Work

This guide covers selected resources for Social Work research available through the Wolfgram Library.

Scholarly Research in Social Work Step-by-Step Guides

Preferred Terms for Life Stages/Age Groups

"Development Through Life"
by Newman & Newman
Academic Search Premier & SocIndex PsycINFO* ERIC Library of Congress Subject Headings
Infancy (0-2) Infants (0-2) Early Childhood Development (0-5) Infants
(0-2)
Infants (0-2)
Toddlerhood (2 & 3) Children (0-12) Childhood Development
(0-12)
Children (0-12) Children (0-12)
Early School Age (4-6)
Middle Childhood (6-12)
Early Adolescence (12-18) Teenagers/Adolescence (13-18) Adolescent Development (13-17) Adolescents (13-17) Adolescence\Teenagers (13-18)
  Youth (13-25)     Youth (13-25)
Later Adolescence (18-24) Young Adult (18-25) Adult Development
(18+)
Adults (18+) Young Adults (18-25)
Early Adulthood (24-34) Adulthood (25-40) Adulthood
Middle Adulthood (34 - 60) Middle Age / Middle Aged Persons (40 - 60) Middle age / Middle aged persons
Later Adulthood (60 - 75) Older Aged People/Old Age (60+) Older Adults
(65+)
Older Adults (65+) Old age / Aged
Very Old Age (75+)

* PsycINFO offers an Age Group field, see below.

You can use the following Age Groups (words only, no numbers) to limit your search:

Age group Limiters
Neonatal (0-1 mos) Young Adulthood (18-29)
Infancy (2-23 mos) Adulthood (18+)
Childhood (0-12) Thirties (30-39)
Preschool Age (2-5) Middle Age (40-64)
School Age (6-12) Aged (65+)
Adolescence (13-17) Very Old (85+)

In the example below we use the search term domestic violence and limit to the Young Adulthood age group

psycINFO age group limiter, as described above

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