Research Guide: Divorce

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Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier

This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics. It can also be used to find non-scholarly articles about divorce and children.

Legal Collection

Unlike the other databases on this list, Legal Collection offers articles about the legal aspects of divorce and can be used to locate articles about custody, legal separation, and related topics.


Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals.


PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on any topic in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology. It can be used to find articles on the long- and short-term impacts of divorce on children.

Sociological Collection

The articles in this database offer useful insights on the impact of divorce on children.

Web Resources

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

This site, created by the non-profit AFCC organization, contains a number of FAQs for professionals (lawyers, psychiatrists, counselors, etc.) and families about the effects of separations and divorce.

Children's Institute: Research

This site has an extensive bibliography of resources (articles and websites) about the impact of divorce on children. The bibliography is subdivided into more specific topics.

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Emily Bullough

Emily Bullough
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