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Cultural Perspectives in Healthcare: Jamaica--N 391/GEC 330/INS 412: GEC Resources

Getting Started

If you registered for this course as GEC 330, this section of the LibGuide will help you with your research. It has been created with a focus on economic, political and geographic aspects of the study of Jamaica and also provides some useful NGO information.

Remember: all Alverno electronic resources are available from off campus. Use the 14 digit barcode on your student ID to access our resources from off campus.
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Is it a Credible Source?

Use the valuable information found on the Library's Source Evaluation LibGuide to help you decide.

Citing in APA

NoodleTools will help you create accurate citations, reference lists, and annotated bibliographies. For best results, we recommend that you use it in conjugation with the APA manual or Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Need more resources? Visit the library's Citing Sources LibGuide.

Finding Articles

Article Databases

These databases are good sources to find information about your topic:

Academic Search Premier

Credo Reference

Google Scholar

JSTOR

New York Times

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

 

Finding an Article when you have a Citation

Visit the library's home page and select the Google Scholar link to search the content of Alverno Library's databases as well as the "free" web. Enter the article title into the Google Scholar search box and look for the full text links on the right side of the page. Not finding what you need? Use TOPCAT, Alverno's e-Journal portal, or Interlibrary Loan to obtain a copy of your article.

Finding Websites

Anybody can and anybody will post anything online. So, how do you find the good stuff? By visiting the library's Best Websites. These quality websites have been vetted by Alverno librarians and are a great place to find free information online. Some useful Best Websites topics to try include: Business: International Business, Countries and Regions, or Global Studies.

Not finding what you need? Try using these criteria (courtesy of Kent State University) to evaluate the quality of websites that you find on your own.

Another tip is to use Google's Advanced Search feature which allows you to limit a search by domain. For example, limiting a search to .gov or .edu will only retrieve websites published by government bodies or accredited post secondary educational institutions. There is also a new domain for non-governmental organizations, .ngo .

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