Subject-specific academic indexes (through EBSCO, etc.) are provided by the libraries, with links to full text or call numbers.
Google Books can be used to find very specific information contained within chapters or essays in books.
Using Google Scholar for research? Search from an on-campus location in order to link to full text and other SC resources.
Use the Five College Libraries Catalog to search for books. Try starting with a "keyword search" in order to find materials that mention your topic. Then click on a subject heading in order to find related works. If you know the exact subject heading, you can also try a "subject begins with" search. Here are some examples of subject headings:
Children - Health and hygiene
Children - Diseases
Child health services - Developing countries
Medicine - [country or region]
Women - Health and hygiene
Women's health services
Maternal health services - Africa
Pregnant women - Mental health
AIDS (Disease) in women
Communicable diseases - [country or region]
Mental illness - Africa
Female circumcision - Africa
Ebola virus disease
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)
Maasai (African people)