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Family & Consumer Sciences: Selected Websites

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Click on the logo to access the AAFCS web site. 

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is the professional organization for practitioners in the field. It contains a host of resources, including a job bank, certification information, awards and grants, meetings and events, and a listing of colleges and universities.


Selected Websites

Click the logos to review the selected websites for Child Development, Clothing Textiles & Fashion Merchandising and Food & Nutrition.



Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development provides information about NICHD divisions and laboratories, research, clinical trials, and publications. The web site offers access to news releases, statistics, employment and fellowship opportunities.


Fashion History Timeline

The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe. The Timeline website offers well-researched, accessibly written entries on specific artworksgarments and films for those interested in fashion and dress history. Started as a pilot project by FIT art history faculty and students in the Fall of 2015, the Timeline aims to be an important contribution to public knowledge of the history of fashion and to serve as a constantly growing and evolving resource not only for students and faculty, but also for the wider world of those interested in fashion and dress history (from the Renaissance scholar to the simply curious).

 - Consumer Health Information in English and Spanish

Click on the logos to access the MedlinePlus web sites.

The Spanish version of MedlinePlus can be accessed via a link from the site or directly at

Both sites provide interactive tutorials on numerous medical subjects, i.e. diabetes, with accommodations for low vision and low literacy. Additionally these sites provide links to online information from government and non-profit organizations on a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Both sites include a medical encyclopedia and medical dictionary.