Human Development Research Resources: Getting Help

This site contains guidance for conducting Human Development research, from introductory courses through research methods and capstone courses.

Human Development Librarian

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Amanda MacDonald
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Office: Newman Library 3043

Human Development Subject Guide

Many times, it's helpful to search in databases that focus only on areas related to human development. The human development subject guide contains subject-specific databases on a variety of research areas within human development. 

Where else can I get help?

Human development librarian - I am YOUR librarian! Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have on conducting research in human development. I can help over email as well as through in-person meetings. 

Reference desk - Located on the second floor, the reference desk is staffed many of the hours Newman Library is open. We answer questions in person, though the Ask a Librarian service, and over the phone. We can help locate material, recommend databases, and assist with library technology.

Ask a Librarian - Click the Ask a Librarian button on the right hand side of the library home page to start chat with the reference staff in Newman Library. Supply your name, email address, Virginia Tech affiliation, and the nature of your question and the area to which your question most closely pertains.

Email - Send a question to the library's reference staff. Priority is given to Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, and to questions pertaining to Virginia Tech library collections. Questions are answered as quickly as possible, normally within a few hours, but if referred to a specialist additional time may be necessary. You can receive an email confirmation that your question has been received.