Books & Videos
Search the Library Catalog to find books in the SCC and partner libraries. (Remember to also Search WIN Borrow Libraries and request items be sent to SCC for you.)
Try a SUBJECT search on:
- Adolescent psychology
- Teenage girls
- Teenage boys
- Emotions in adolescence
- Identity (Psychology)
- Sex role
- Life cycle, Human
- Developmental psychology
- Developmental neurobiology
- Rites and ceremonies
- Initiation rites
- African American families
- United States--Social life and customs
- Indians of North America - Rites and ceremonies
Try a KEYWORD search on a phrases like:
"coming of age"
"rites of passage"
to find books like these:
(Reference books are on the library 1st floor; call numbers begin with "R")
(Circulating books are on the library 2nd floor)
Databases & Periodical Articles
Search Library databases for information on all topics including:
Psychology, Child Development, Adult Development, Literature, and more.
Suggested ProQuest searches:
"human development" and adulthood
"puberty rites" and africa
pregnancy and "rite of passage"
(rites or rituals or ceremonies) and puberty
(rites or rituals or ceremonies) and adolescence
"native americans" and "rites of passage and puberty
"native americans" and "rites of passage" and teen*
Try these ProQuest articles for general information on adolescence:
- The Blessing as a rite of Passage in Adolescence
Christopher A Bjornsen. Adolescence. Roslyn Heights: Summer 2000. Vol. 35, Iss. 138; p. 357 (7 pages)
- Rites of Passage to Adulthood: Adolescence in the Western World
Cigdem Kagitcibasi. Human Development. Basel: Mar/Apr 2002. Vol. 45, Iss. 2; p. 136 (5 pages)
- Rites of Passage in Adolescence
Delaney, Cassandra Halleh. Adolescence. Roslyn Heights: Winter 1995. Vol. 30, Iss. 120; p. 891 (7 pages)
Databases: Articles, Statistics. Primary Sources, & more
Library databases contain reliable information that is generally not available elsewhere on the web. Access to databases from off-campus requires login using your student ID number.
When searching a database, remember to try a variety of keywords and combinations. You will get different results with different searches. Here are some keyword searches to try:
"rites of passage"
"rite of passage"
"coming of age" and rituals""
"rite of passage" and childbirth
When you search for information, try different search terms, like:
- "coming of age"
- "rites of passage"
- "puberty rites"
- "teenage boys"
- "rites and rituals"
- "emerging adulthood"
You can combine several concepts together in one search:
"rites of passage" and Hindu
"puberty rites" and Africa
Learn more about advanced searching and combining concepts in this tutorial:
Cultures & Countries
See the Cultures and Countries research guide to research particular cultural practices.
Don't miss these huge book collections!
Search WIN Borrow Libraries in the Library Catalog, then, Request item to get books sent from
- U. of Idaho,
- and other college library collections.
Books arrive at the SCC Library within 3 to 5 days; we phone you when they arrive.
Plus, set up an eBook account at the SCC LIbrary to view more books from home.
Add limiters like these to a Google search to get more credible results.
(retrieves sites from U.S. Government entities)
(retrieves sites from colleges & universities; make sure info is from an expert, not a student!)
You will find sites like these which are from a credible and expert source: