How can I find information on childhood obesity?
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020     Views: 96

You can start your research on this topic using the search box on the library's homepage. Enter:

"childhood obesity"

To narrow down your results, try adding additional AND statements to the end of your query. You can also expand your search by using the asterisk (*), which is used as a substitute for all forms of the word. For example, child* retrieves results with the words child, children, childhood, etc.

For example:

"childhood obesity" AND prevent*

child* AND obesity

"childhood obesity" AND "sugar sweetened beverages"

ProQuest Social Sciences

We also recommend searching a subject specific database, like ProQuest Social Sciences. You can use the Advanced Search feature and select where to search for your term to help narrow your search. Advanced Search will typically be a link found at the top of the search page or near the search box.

Copy and paste the search below into the search box. The two letters before the search terms (i.e. "SU" or "TI") is a shorthand way of searching specific areas of an article (like subjects or the title) to narrow the search. In the future, you can use the Advanced Search link to select fields that you want to search

Try the following searches:

SU("childhood obesity" AND diabetes) 

SU(obesity) AND children AND "public policy"

SU("childhood obesity" AND "public health") AND (impact or effect or affect)

Use the limiters on the left side of the results page to limit by characteristics like source type (magazines, newspapers, trade journals, etc.), publication date (last five years) and more.

For more related databases, see our Nursing and Sociology subject pages.

Evaluating Your Results

Keep in mind, not all results will be entirely relevant. You will need to scan the titles and read the descriptions to select the best articles for your topic. For additional information on searching in the University Library, check out the following guides:


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