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Penn State University Libraries

Youth Development


Jan F. Scholl, PhD, CFCS
Associate Professor
4-H Specialist, FCS Programs
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Ag and Extension Education
323 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-7444

Amy Paster
Associate Librarian
Life Sciences Library
408 Paterno
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-1811
(814) 865-3708

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Research studies about 4-H and youth development

Research Studies

4-H Graduate Studies (dissertations and theses) a searchable database

State Experiment Station and National Studies a searchable database

Other Resources

Literature and Film

Penn State Libraries Titles  a listing of 4-H materials that are available at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries. It includes books, government documents, and journals. Some of the materials are available only in microfilm or fiche format

If you are the author of a study or know about a 4-H study that should be included please contact Jan Scholl at Unless the study is in a journal or already in a library, a copy of the study results will be requested and placed in a lending library so others may find it more easily. Thank you for your assistance!