Franklin &  Marshall College Library

WGS 171: WOMEN'S HEALTH


REFERENCE SOURCES

Encyclopedia of Women's Health Issues
Science Library Ref RA 778 .G39 2002

The New Our Bodies, Ourselves
Science Library Ref RA 778 .N67 1996

The Harvard Guide to Women's Health
Science Library Ref RA 778 .C2163 1996



CATALOGS (Where to find BOOKS)

F&M’s Library Catalog
Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns.

NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

To find a book, begin by conducting a Keyword search our your topic.

Analyze your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading to retrieve other items with similar content.

Example:

TOPIC: "What is the current approach to treating menopause with hormone replacement therapy?"

SEARCH STATEMENT:???

SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Women--Health and hygiene.
Menopause.

WorldCat
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. Search here if you are having difficulty locating bookson your topic, and you have a lot of time before your work is due. Obtaining books found in WorldCat requires Interlibrary Loan (ILL).




INDEXES & ARTICLE COLLECTIONS

Biology Digest

Contemporary Women's Issues

General Science Full Text

Social Sciences Full Text

Sociological Abstracts

Lexis/Nexis

Reader's Guide

Wilson Select



REMEMBER: Search Journals at F&M to find out if the library has the journal issue containing the article(s) you found in the index(es).

If the library does not have the journal, and you have the time, you can submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request for the article. Allow 5-10 days for the article to arrive.

eResources by Subject

Health Sciences
Women's Studies


INTERNET RESOURCES

Search Engines/Portals
Yahoo!

HotBot

Google

Criteria to consider when evaluating Web sites:
1. Authority: Who is responsible for the content? Are they an expert on the topic? Does the author identify her/him/them-self?

2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?

TIP: When using a web site for research, print a
copy of the first page for verification.



For assistance contact Lisa Stillwell, Information Literacy Librarian,
by phone: 291.3844, or by email: lisa.stillwell@fandm.edu






Last updated: ls, 9/03