Your charge is to pick a topic and a region in the world to investigate
(1) what research is out there across disciplines,
(2) what story or stories these sources tell, and
(3) what kinds of information might need to be available in order to understand better women's health (your own analysis/informed perspective based on how we've been talking this semester).
(4) Explore your topic in the three trial databases and Send an email to email@example.com with an analysis of the three databases. Please complete this by March 7.
- examples of your search strategies: ( abortion* and India, for example)
- a brief desciption of the search interface and how well you think it is designed. (Was it difficult to narrow your topic? was it clear how to limit and sort your results? etc.)
- From your experience, would this database be a good choice to cover Womens Studies topics?
Reference Sources for Background Information
Reference books are a special subset of Pelletier's collection. Here you will find specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other materials that provide authoritative background information on your topic.
Here are some suggestions:
International government information and country information : a subject guide (Compact Shelving A)
Country Studies (from the Library on Congress) Electronic Resource
World Factbook (CIA) Electronic Resource