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Welcome!

Welcome to the Library Research Guide for WGST 3P68: Health Issues for Women and Girls. This is a guide to all things library! Take a look--it will help you with your assignments in this course. Have more questions? Need more information? Try: 

Article databases: Best Bets

Need help with searching?

Try these resources to develop a better search strategy:

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are works that are created at the time of an event or by someone who experienced the event. Examples include letters, diaries, interviews, photographs, video, newspapers, public records, and music.  More:

Finding articles

Once you have chosen a database, brainstorm some search terms and enter them in the search boxes. Some tips:

  • Combine concepts using AND (women AND health)
  • Combine synonyms or similar concepts using OR (women OR female)
  • Use * to truncate (canad* will find canada, canadian, etc.)
  • use quotation marks to search for a phrase ("body image"; "reproductive health")
  • You don't have to use all your keywords in the first search. You can always add more keywords later. More search strategies.

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Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Some scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed.  This means that the articles have been critiqued and evaluated by other researchers and experts in the field.

Also see: Peer-reviewed, popular magazine, or journal? (Brock Library)

Websites: Health Issues for Women & Girls

Critically evaluating sources