Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 15

I think you will most likely find the kind of information you need in some of the journal databases provided by the library. To find these databases, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library)and click on "Article Databases". This will bring up an alphabetic list of over 150 databases available through the IUP Libraries. Just select a database from the list and search for articles on the topic. I would suggest looking at the following databases: Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature), and Medline with Full Text (the most comprehensive medical database). There are also some good general academic database, such as -- Academic Search Complete, InfoTrac OneFile, and Wilson Omnifile. Within the health and medicine databases, I would suggest that you enter a search strategy such as: Afghanistan AND (children OR infant?) The words connected with an OR in the parenthesis tell the system to find items that have either term. The AND tells the system to then find items that also have the term Afghanistan. The question mark after 'infant' tells the system to find both 'infant' and 'infants.' If you are in the general academic databases, you'll need to change the search strategy to: Afghanistan AND (children OR infant?) AND health? The question mark after health also allows a match on 'healthy'

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