This guide is to support research in family studies, primarily from a sociological point of view.
Start by consulting reference resources, particularly dictionaries and encyclopedias. These will provide you with the concepts--the right words to use when searching the databases and the catalogue, and you will understand better whether the search results meet your needs!
A good source of information for specific aspects of Canadian families can be found at the Vanier Institute of the Family. Research projects have been undertaken on topics such as military families.