Here you can browse a list of subjects in HEARTH. Each subject features an essay, images and a bibliography of core titles for the discipline. Listed after each are some of the main sub-topics. Some of the accompanying bibliographies are quite large, hence the file size for each is listed. All bibliographies are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF's is freely available for download from Adobe Corporation.

Applied Arts and Design

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 89kb)

  • Applied Or Decorative Art
  • Crafts
  • Furniture (Design, Upholstery, Refinishing, Repair)

Child Care, Human Development and Family Studies

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 322kb)

  • Child Care
  • Parenting
  • Child/Human Development
  • Family Relations/Studies
  • Human Sexuality
  • Public Policy Related To The Above Topics

Clothing and Textiles

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 247kb)

  • Clothing Production And Upkeep (Including Sewing And Laundry Work)
  • Fashion And Clothing Choice
  • Textile/Fiber Science
  • Fashion Design

Food and Nutrition

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 165kb)

  • Cookery / Home Cooking (Including Home Processing And Experimental Foods, But Excluding Cookbooks)
  • Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Food Science
  • Marketing And Food Purchasing

Home Management

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 71kb)

  • Family Economics (Including Budgets)
  • Home Management
  • Efficiency (Ergonomics, Motion Studies)
  • Management Of Domestic Employees
  • Economics Of Household Production/Rural Enterprise
  • Economics As An Academic Discipline
  • Standard Of Living

Housekeeping and Etiquette

Essay: About Home Economics | Bibliography (PDF, 255kb)

  • Housekeeping Manuals (Not Including Laundry)
  • Etiquette

Housing, Furnishing and Home Equipment

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 101kb)

  • Housing (Architecture, Siting, Construction, But Only Publications Aimed At A Lay Audience)
  • Interior Design (As Related To Efficiency And Health)
  • Home Equipment
  • Housing Policy


Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 134kb)

  • Household Sanitation
  • Care Of The Sick
  • Personal Hygiene And Grooming
  • Public Health

Institutional Management

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 33kb)

  • Hospitality Industry
  • Institutional Nutrition
  • Service Agency Administration

Retail and Consumer Studies

Essay | Bibliography (PDF, 18kb)

  • Marketing/Merchandising (Including Communicating With Consumers, Home Service Merchandising)
  • Other Retail Activities
  • Consumer Education, Protection, And Advocacy
  • Consumer Co-Operatives

Teaching and Communication

Essay: About Home Economics | Bibliography (PDF, 72kb)

  • Home Economics Education
  • Home Economics Textbooks
  • Home Extension (As A Topic In Itself-Extension Publications Are Excluded)