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Strategies & Issues in Family Services (Kennedy): FAM SERV 2060: Service-Learning Research

Advanced Google Searching

Limit by domain name to see results only from .org sites.  Example: Iowa hunger site:.gov

Add the word statistics to your search terms if that's what you need.

Limit to government sites for statistics. Example: hunger statistics site:.gov

Use quotation marks to search for logical phrases. Example: "food insecurity map"

Questions to Consider

This activity should help you work effectively with your selected agency. It will also help you gather information for upcoming reflection papers, especially population/demographic data.

Instructions:

Working together with your group, review your/your group's questions and explore the sources suggested provided on the library research guide to find answers.

The questions document saves changes automatically. Please edit in your/your group’s section only & don’t edit above the line. :)

Tips:

  • Open the questions in a new tab. Respond directly below each question.
  • Number each response to match the questions.
  • Don't forget to cite your sources. Just a URL is fine.
  • Explore! If you can't find an answer, include other relevant information you come across that is interesting or surprising.
  • Try advanced Google searching tips on this page.
  • Be ready to share with the class what you learned, how you feel, and what you want to do next.

Financial Literacy (Youth)

Food Insecurity

Service Animals

Your Librarian

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Anne Marie Gruber
Contact:
319-273-3711

Office Hours

No appointment needed, but students with appointments will take priority. Stop by for research help:

Mondays, 1:30-3:30pm in McCollum lounge outside room 201;
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm in Sabin outside Social Work office 235

Demographic Resources

Finding Research Articles

To locate research findings related to your agency's target population, try searching these databases for peer-reviewed scholarly articles: