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Family and Consumer Sciences: Library Resources & Course Guides

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in family and consumer sciences (formerly called home economics).

Library Subscribed Databases for FCS Research (ID Required)

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 resources for curriculum support. The following list provides FCS related and interdisciplinary databases (ID may require for access):

Video Databases at JSU Library

JSULibrary provides access to the following video databases (ID may be required for accessing):

About Collections at JSU Library

Circulating /Reference Books

Books are available for borrowing by students and faculty members. The majority of family and consumer sciences books are shelved on 5th, 6th, 9th, and 10th Floors under the Library of Congress classification call number L, N, Q, R, and T.

LB 1139 Early Childhood Education

LB 1140 Preschool Education

NK Decorative Arts, Applied Arts

QP 141-772 Physiology

RA 601-645.3 Public Aspects of Medicine

RC 581-632 Immunologic, Nutritional, & Metabolic Diseases

RC 633-951 Diseases of Organs, Glands, Systems

RJ 36-235 Pediatrics

RK Dental Education & Research

RM 214-258 Diet Therapy

TS 1300-1865 Textile Industries

TS 2120-2159 Cereals & Grains, Milling Industry

TT 1-999 Handicrafts. Arts and crafts

TX 1-1110 Home economics

TT161-170.7 Manual training. School shops

TX 301-339 The house

TT 174-176 Articles for Children

TX 341-641 Nutrition. Foods and food supply

TT 180-200 Woodworking. Furniture making. Upholstering

TX 642-840 Cookery

TT 201-203 Lathework. Turning

TX 851-885 Dining-room service

TT 205 - 267 Metalworking

TX 901-946.5 Hospitality industry

TT 300-382.8 Painting. Wood finishing

TX 950- 953 Taverns, barrooms, saloons

TT 387-410 Soft home furnishings

TX 955-985 Building operation and housekeeping

TT 490 -695 Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring

TX 1100-1105 Mobile home living

TT 950-979 Hairdressing. Beauty culture, Barber's work

TX 1110 Recreational vehicle living

TT 989-999 Laundry work

TP 365-659 Food Processing and Manufacturing


Click here for new books that the Library recently purchased. To view a list of technology reference books, please click here. JSU library also provides access to electronic books. ID may require for off-campus accessing these E-books. InterLibrary Loan Service is available as well.

Microforms 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).

Government Documents 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.

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. A list of home economics periodicals can be accessed here.

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. A list of Library databases can be accessed here.

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