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Informit Families & Society Collection

Perspectives on today’s families

The Informit Families & Society Collection provides up-to-date research on family wellbeing and the place of families in society. The database features evidence-based information and resources for lecturers, students, researchers and professionals, in the child, family and community welfare sectors. This multi-disciplinary Collection covers a wide range of subjects including ageing, child development and psychology, family dynamics and the many social problems relating to families. This Collection offers fresh perspectives and content about 21st century families.


Features and Benefits

  • » The largest 100% full text database of Australian family-related research available online
  • » Over 16,800 records including full text articles from 49 resources, starting from 1976
  • » Includes a broad range of titles not widely available elsewhere. Content from the Australian College for Child and Family Protection Practitioners, Australian Council of Social Service, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Centre, Against Sexual Assault, CHILDforum, and other specialist institutions

The Informit Families & Society Collection brings together the most authoritative family-related research available to support researchers, policy makers and community organisations. Content providers include the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Council of Social Service, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies, Domestic Violence Resource Centre, and eContent Management. The Informit Families & Society Collection focuses on the practice of child and family studies, and provides a trusted forum to explore ideas and concepts relating to a wide range of research contexts. The collection provides an unrivalled source of informed and balanced perspectives on family issues in an ever-changing society.


Key subjects

  • » Ageing
  • » Child care
  • » Child development and psychology
  • » Family dynamics and relationships
  • » Family economics
  • » Family law
  • » Parenting and parent education
  • » Social services
  • » Welfare
  • » Women

Key titles

Subjects covered:
  • » Culture & institutions
  • » Family, marriage, women
  • » Private, civil & family law
  • » Social services & public welfare
Frequency: Monthly
Coverage: Full text publications: 1976- ; Index: 1976-
Records: 12,900+
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