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

Welcome to the Cultural Perspectives in Health Care: Jamaica  LibGuide!

This guide will help you find resources available through the Alverno library.


Logging in from off campus? All Alverno electronic resources are available from off campus. Use your Alverno Network Login to access our resources from off campus.

Finding Books

To find books located at the Alverno Library, visit the library home page and use the TOPCAT search box or use the TOPCAT search box below. You can also use TOPCAT to search for and request books from other libraries in the SWITCH consortium.


To find Ebooks available through the library, use the Ebook search box located on the library home page or use the search box below to begin your search.


Library Catalog (TOPCAT)

ProQuest Ebook Central

Google Scholar



Finding Journal Articles

  • To find articles on a topic: Visit the library's Databases page and choose your topic. Search for articles in any of the selected databases.
  • To find an article when you have a citation: Visit the library's webpage and select the Google Scholar link or use the Google Scholar search box above to search the contents 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.

Finding Websites

Anybody can and anybody will post anything online. So, how do you find the good stuff? 

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 domain for non-governmental organizations, .ngo .

Citing in APA 7

NoodleTools helps create accurate citations, reference lists, and annotated bibliographies. For best results, use it in conjugation with the APA manual or the APA Style website.