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FCS 355 (Development of Children with Special Needs): Articles

Finding What You Need: FCS 355 Final Project

Ryan Library Databases for FCS

Ryan Library Databases are subscriptions provided to the PLNU community for online access to periodical articles and/or citations. Use your PLNU network login to access these databases; it's the same information you use for other PLNU services.

Recommended databases for child development research include:

Where's that Journal?

Use the Journals Directory tab on the library home page to explore digital access options for a specific journal.

From Citations to Articles


allows members of the PLNU community to request articles from another library.


Before you request an article, complete these steps:

  1. Find out if the journal is full text in one of our databases. 
  2. Find out if the journal (hard copy) is in the library. 
    • Once the database opens, search for the name of your journal in quotation marks.
  3. Request the article from another library via ILLiad.
    • If you have never used ILLiad before, click on First Time Users button. 
    • ILLiad works best in Mozilla Firefox and Safari browsers.

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First and Last Name or previously selected Username

PLNU 8-digit ID

Questions or problems logging in? Contact InterLibrary Loan at

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Database Search Strategies

What is Boolean Logic?

Did you know that the way you connect search terms can help you find more relevant results?