Links to relevant databases useful for finding full text background information in academic level electronic sources.
Use these sites to search for information about social services, statistics, and other government information related to human services
Please read the information below to learn how you can construct a search of government Web sites in Google for information on your research topic.
As you look for statistical information, some keywords you may want to include in different searches are:
statistic, data, prevalence, incidence, survey, rate, demographic, population, characteristic, trend, sample
The following sample searches are for statistics related to childhood obesity from government Web sites. Please remember the option to search organization and education Web sites as well.
In addition, please remember to use different search terms and to try different searches as needed in order to find helpful information for your assignment. In cases where the statistics are not recent, please note the source providing the statistics and search for the Web site of that source (e.g., a government agency) so that you may continue your research on that Web site for more recent data.
As always, please take the time to evaluate your sources.
Sample Search #1
site:.gov "childhood obesity" data
Sample Search #2
site:.gov children "healthy eating" survey
Sample Search #3
site:.gov "obesity in children" statistics California
Boolean operators help you connect your search terms and build relationships.
This search strategy helps you find results that include the same root, or stem, of a word.
A common symbol is the asterisk (*).
For exampe, the use of employ* in a search box would look for results containing words such as employment, employer(s), and employee(s).
What concepts would the use of educat* represent?