The sections on this page feature collections and search tips to help you target sources that will complement the readings provided in the course syllabus.
For each search:
1. Use good keywords to build search strings that will retrieve relevant documents containing all the aspects of your topic. Use the asterisk (*) to truncate words, use quotation marks (" ") to force a phrase, and use OR with parentheses to group synonyms and AND to separate different concepts.
Here is a search string you can use and modify in the searches you do:
(covid* OR coronavirus) AND (women OR gender) AND ("global south")
2. Evaluate your list of results. Ask yourself is what I've found:
These news aggregators carry publications such as: The Economist, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times (London), The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Use them to search these and other news sources from around the world with one search.
Not sure how to find journal article? Here's a one page tip sheet to get you started.
Retrieve reports and policy papers. Choose an area of the world to find content produced by governments, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
The boxes on this page lead you to electronic sources via the Waterloo Library. You may be asked to log in with your WatIam (Quest) ID and password.