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ANT348: Health in Africa: Finding Books

Spring 2016, E. Fratkin


To search Libraries beyond the Five Colleges, use WorldCat. You can use the same subject headings that you used above. Books can be requested through ILL (allow 7-14 days).

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For more advanced search options use WorldCat through FirstSearch.

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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.

Five College Library Catalog


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Five College Libraries Catalog

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
Human reproduction
Maternal health services - Africa
Postpartum depression
Postnatal care
Pregnant women - Mental health

AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) in women
Communicable diseases - [country or region]

Mental illness - Africa

Female circumcision - Africa
Fertility, human
Food relief
Food security

Tropical medicine
Ebola virus disease

People (examples):

Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)
Maasai (African people)

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