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FAM SERV 2060 - Strategies & Issues in Family Services - Kennedy

Advanced Google Searching

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

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

Limit to government sites for statistics. Example: hunger statistics

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

Demographic Resources (age, race, poverty, etc.)



Local Hunger & Food Insecurity Resources

College Students & Food Insecurity

COVID & Food Insecurity

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.


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. :)


  • 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.

National Hunger & Food Insecurity Resources

Iowa Hunger & Food Insecurity Resources

Office Hours: Fall 2020

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

Mon/Wed 10-11:30 and Tues 2-3:30 (may be cancelled occasionally due to class requests)

Contact Anne Marie if you need the Zoom link.

Finding Research Articles

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