The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) offers degree programs including Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development, Dietetics, Human Sciences, Merchandising, Hospitality and Culinary Management and Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a teaching field in Family and Consumer Sciences. JSU Library provides information resources for curriculum support. The following list provides FCS related and interdisciplinary databases (ID may require for access):
FCS Interdisciplinary Databases:
Periodical = Serial = a publication that comes out regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) that uses a numbering system that is intended to continue indefinitely. Magazines, journals and newspapers are all referred to as periodicals or serials. JSU students and faculty can connect to Serials Solutions for a list of online periodicals.
Scholarly Journals are academic periodicals that publish on a regular schedule (monthly, quarterly, etc.). They offer original scholarship and reviews written by expert scholars. Most include long articles with footnotes and/or bibliographies.
General magazines have essays, editorials, and news written by journalists for non-experts with photos, cartoons, sidebars, usually sources are not cited. They are good for basic information, news, opinions about public policies, etc.
Databases are collections of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Use databases to search hundreds of different publications to find articles on your topic.
Books available for borrowing by students and faculty members. They are shelved on the stacks of the library under Ciculating Collection.
JSU students and employees can use ALLIES cooperative service, which allow them to walk into a participating library and check out materials using a photo ID or to place online requests and/or check out items from any of the ALLIES libraries (Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Jacksonville State University, University of Alabama, and University of Alabama at Birmingham).
Reference books for family and consumer sciences are located on 10th Floor under Call Number TX. Most of them are in-library use only. Special permission may be needed for checking out pint reference books. To view a list of FCS reference books, please click here.
JSU library provides access to electronic books. ID may require for off-campus accessing these e-books.
Audio-visual (AV) materials can be checked out from the Library AV center located at the basement of the library.
Family & Consumer Sciences microforms (mainly microfiches and microfilms) are located on 10th floor. They are in-library use only. Microforms can be viewed and printed out by using the microform reader machines (located on 2nd floor).
Most government documents for family and consumer sciences are located on 10th floor under call number TX. They are integrated into the regular agricultural collection. Some pamphlets can be found in the Vertical File cabinets on 2nd floor under SuDoc Classification System. For more information on government documents, please click here.
Normal Working Hours
Fall, Spring, May & Summer Sessions :
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Thursday: 3:30 P.M.-11:00 P.M.
Friday: 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Office Location: 10th Floor, Houston Cole Library