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ANTH 217 American Kinship(s): Home

Class Outline

The Plan:

  1. Brainstorm the topic for your paper, relevant keywords, where to find this information
  2. Peer review
  3. Learn to form search strategies based on where you're searching
  4. Use library databases efficiently

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify interested parties, such as scholars, organizations, governments, and industries, who might produce information about a topic and then determine how to access that information
  • Match information needs and search strategies to appropriate search tools
  • Use different types of searching language (e.g., controlled vocabulary, keywords, natural language) appropriately

Finding Grey Literature

What is grey literature?

  • Information published by entities whose main purpose is NOT publishing‚Äč. Watch this video for more info.

What is this important for public health?

  • A large amount of public health information is published as grey literature. This includes government data, information produced by foundations, NGOs, companies, schools etc.

Quickly find grey literature by using a site search in Google

  • Examples 1 & 2 find information on formaldehyde on all .org websites or only on ATSDR

domain search

 

 

site search

 

 

 

  • Examples 3 & 4: Finds information regarding mindfulness on all college/university websites or only in the Rochester City School District

minfulness site search

 

 

mindfulness rscd site search

 

 

 

  • Examples 5 & 6: Finds information on cannabidiol policy on all .gov websites or specifically in New York State governmental websites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach Librarian

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Stephanie Barrett
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Rochester, NY 14627
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