PsycInfo: ALL areas of psychology and related fields, including child and family development. Once you do a search, the handy tabs at the top of the list of articles makes it easy to click on "peer-reviewed journals" to just get that publication type.
Academic Search Premier (also known as Ebscohost): A basic general index that covers all disciplines, although not comprehensively. Be sure to click the box for "scholarly peer reviewed articles".
Google Scholar: Not the same as "regular" Google! Enables you to search Google specifically for scholarly literature. Fast and easy resource, but remember that it is not comprehensive.
SocIndex with Fulltext : SocINDEX™ with Full Text is a social sciences research database, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. It offers in-depth coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
Family Studies Abstracts Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Dissertations & Theses: identifies doctoral dissertations and masters theses, includes some international but mostly U.S and Canada; full text PDF files online for most doctoral dissertations and a very few masters theses