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FYS Global Perspectives on Health


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QuickSearch is a discovery tool that retrieves books, articles, media and more found in the High Library Catalog, databases, and digital collections. Use the facets on the left side of the results screen to narrow your search by publication type, language, date, topic and more.

Quick Search Exercise

In pairs, use Quick Search to answer the questions in your handout. After you're finished, we will discuss how you found your answers.

Health Care Statistics Exercise

Working with a partner, find reliable statistics on diabetes that helps you see how diabetes diagnoses have changed over the last few decades in the U.S.

o   post a link to one resource in this Google doc 

o   evaluate resource and be prepared to answer the question: is it reliable? why or why not?

o   be prepared to explain how you found it (did you use a search engine, database)

Class Assignment

For your library instruction assignment, please find three resources, either primary or secondary, on your research paper topic. The three resources should consist of one scholarly article, one online resource, and one book resource. Provide a citation for each resource and answer the following questions about the resource:

  • How did you find this resource (what database, search engine, catalog, etc., and what keywords did you use)?

  • How would you evaluate this resource/how do you know it’s reliable? (You can use the CRAAP test.)

  • How will this resource help you write your research paper?

  • Is this a primary or secondary resource?
  • Is this a scholarly resource? How do you know?


This assignment will not be due during this library session. But I would like you to post a link to one resource you've found in this Google Doc. Be ready to answer how you found the resource and why you chose it since we will discuss some of your resources in class.