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WGST 4400: Em(body)ing Inequity: Marginalized in the Medical Sciences

Research guide for students in Dr. Melissa Ochoa's WGST 4400 course, Fall 2023.

Women's & Gender Studies Librarian

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Jamie Emery
Pius XII Memorial Library

Finding Journal Articles

Some databases will include the full-text of articles, but others will include the  button which links to full-text when available and if not available, gives you the option to request articles for free through Interlibrary Loan's ILLiad service.

  • Keep track: Keep a list of the databases and search terms you used, that way you'll know what you already tried and where you had success! 

  • Quotation marks: “maternal mortality” searches for the phrase maternal mortality. Searching without quotation marks will search for maternal and mortality anywhere in the record..

  • Asterisk: steriliz* searches for sterilize, sterilizes, sterilization, etc.

  • Question mark: wom?n searches for women and woman

  • Save what you find: Use a citation management software like Zotero to keep track of articles and books you find.

  • Trace the Literature: Use an article’s reference list to find additional articles & use a citation database/index (like Web of Science or Google Scholar) to find a list of more recent articles that have cited a given article.

Finding Additional Sources

Citing Sources