If you know a certain journal pertains to your topic or area of study, it may be helpful to go there first. While databases search across thousands of articles, one good journal specific to your topic may yield better results.
Below is a very abbreviated list of journals that relate to Human Development and Family Studies:
Applied Developmental Science
Attachment and Human Development
British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Journal of Adult Development
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Journal of Comparative Family Studies