Answered By: Sam Stormont
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017     Views: 7

We suggest starting with a search of the Discovery@Widener database, this database searches multiple databases in our collection all at once and is likely to retrieve a good number of peer-reviewed articles to start you off. You can locate each of our databases through the A to Z Database List (link below).

Go to Discovery@Widener, click on the Advanced Search tab and follow these steps:

  1. In the first box enter a country or region or other demographic, then select AB Abstract from the corresponding dropdown menu
  2. In the next box, enter culture and again, select AB Abstract from dropdown
  3. You will need one more search field, so click the little "+" sign, to add a row. In this new row enter health, then select SU Subject Terms from the dropdown
  4. Select Peer-Reviewed from the Limit your results section
  5. Conduct your Search

In the following example we are searching for health related aspects of Jamaican culture, but you can adjust to search the demographic of your choice.

example search, as described above

Additionally, you can try a similar search in the ProQuest Central database, which retrieves several dozen articles that are not found through the search conducted within Discovery@Widener.

You can always drop by the library or call 610-499-4073 and we can discuss your search strategy.

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