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WGST 240: U.S. Public Health, Theory and Practice: Find Books

Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide


Search the Library Catalog

Catalog search tips

Do a keyword search and look for subject terms in catalog records to find more relevant resources

Remember to use synonyms or conceptually-similar terms to expand your search: physician or doctor

Boolean Searching

Use and to combine terms in your search | women and HIV

Use or to expand results | global or transnational

Use * to find variant endings, or as a wild card | wom*n   latin* 

Use " " to search words as a phrase | "health disparities"

researching specific groups

If you're conducting research about a specific population (defined in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality or gender), try doing one (or more) of the following subject searches:

Use racial/ethnic nomenclature that aligns with state classifications - e.g., Hispanic, African American, Asian American, and the (un-intuitive!) Indians of North America.

Followed by the phrase Health and Hygeine or Medical care

For example: to retrieve books on the health status of Native Americans, do a subject search for Indians of North America Health and Hygeine

Remember to do this in addition to keyword searches using other vocabularies, like:

"Native American" AND health

Latin* AND health

(not sure why those quotes, asterisks, and ANDs are there? See the Boolean box, above.)