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GEOG 130: Developing Countries

Guide to resources for GEOG 130 assignments.

Use the following resources and strategies to locate information on the effects of social and economic development on gender in a developing country. You need to include statistics, policies and general climate for women.

 

Google
If googling, limit document types by using site:gov or site:org
gov = all levels of government and government sponsored research
org = associations and organizations
Examples:
afghanistan women poverty site:gov                                                         burkina faso women health site:gov
afghanistan women education site:org                                                      burkina faso women health site:org

 

In addition, add - statistics/ policies  to the search:
afghanistan women poverty statistics  site:gov                                   burkina  faso  women health policies site: org

Google Afghanistan Women Education Site ORG

For your paper on gender and development, regardless of whether you will focus on migration, urbanization, poverty, health, population or education, you will want to use the following two EbscoHost databases:
Academic Search Complete 
Women's Studies International

and the ProQuest database:
GenderWatch 

Depending on your focus, you will then add the other EbscoHost databases. 
Possible additions, but not limited to:
Education Source
Family Studies Abstracts
Business Source Complete
EconLit
Medline
SocINDEX
etc

Proquest:
Public Health Database
PAIS
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Search strategies:
Example: Researching the inequality of education in India based on gender
gender                     inequality                       education                 india

gender or female* or women or girl*

inequality or equality

education or school*

india

Put it all together:
india and (gender or women or girl* or female*) and (education or school*) and (inequality or equality)

Use Academic Search Complete / Education Source / Women's Studies International

Example: Researching the inequality of education in India based on gender
gender                     inequality                       education                 india

gender or female* or women or girl*

inequality or equality

education or school*

india

Put it all together:
india and (gender or women or girl* or female*) and (education or school*) and (inequality or equality)

Use Academic Search Complete / Education Source / Women's Studies International

 

Ebsco search India gender education

gender education india

last 5 years

WorldCat Gender India Education

 

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