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GSWS/PHLT 206 Global Politics of Gender and Health: Home

Useful Research Guides

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Public Health

For a full list of research guides by discipline see the full list

Library Session Links

Developing Search Terms

Watch the video above, then navigate to the GSWS 206 class Google Folder.  Locate the worksheet with your name (there's a page for each member of your class) and fill out the Search Terms section for your topic.  We'll check back with you on the worksheet, suggesting possible resources and search terms we think might be helpful to you.

Finding Grey Literature

Now let's take a look at how to find grey literature. This list of country code domains can help you greatly if your topic is relevant for countries outside of the United States.

Go back to your page on the GSWS 206 class worksheet and fill out the Grey Literature table.

Scholarly Literature

First, let's scan the library's guides to locate possible databases to search.

Now, navigate back to your page on the GSWS 206 class worksheet and fill out the first two rows of the Scholarly Literature table.

Next, review this video on how database searching works:


Now search the databases you chose earlier and fill out the last row of the Scholarly Literature table on the GSWS 206 class worksheet.

Citation Tracking

Find additional sources using citation tracking!

Now, complete the citation tracking section of your worksheet.

Citation Tracking: Finding articles by citation

Once you have one (or more) useful article on a topic, use the references at the end of article to find more sources on your topic using our Citation Search tool.  This helps you see what was written previous to your current article, often called citing backward.


Use Google Scholar to see who has cited your article after it was published.  This helps you see what has been written after your article was published, citing forward.



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Land Acknowledgement

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