Answered By: Jo Henry
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2018     Views: 68

Begin your search by visiting our online databases.  Starting on the library’s homepage click the “Databases” tab, then “Databases by Subject.” 

You could begin by searching the “Health Sciences” page, which contains several databases that you can search.  The easiest way to determine which database(s) to use is to try each of them to see which best fits your needs and search style.

When searching the databases keep in mind the topic that you are researching and use key words such as “childhood obesity” and “prevention.”  To narrow down results you may even consider using the word “adolescent” in place of “childhood.”  Another way to narrow down a high number of search results is to place limiters on the search. 

For example:  find only “full text” articles in “scholarly journals” (peer reviewed) from 2005 to 2011(establish a range of publication dates that best fits your needs).  This will possibly bring results down from hundreds of articles to less than one hundred articles.

We also have a few books about childhood obesity that may be of help:

Taking sides. Clashing views in childhood and society  8th ed.
DelCampo, Diana S., 1949-

HQ767.9 .T334 2010 Located in both the Conway and Grand Strand Campus libraries

A parent's guide to childhood obesity : a road map to health   
Hassink, Sandra Gibson.

RJ399 .C6 P36 2006 Located on all three campus libraries

New prescription for childhood obesity : fight childhood obesity with antioxidants & phytonutrients

Johnson, Billy C.

RJ399 .C6 J646 2007 Located in the Georgetown campus library

If you need additional help please visit the Reference Desk at any of the three campus libraries, or refer to the “More Ways to Ask Questions” box on the right side of the screen.

Conway Campus Reference:  349-5394

Grand Strand Campus Reference: 477-2018

Georgetown Campus Reference: 520-1423

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