Need a general overview, use encyclopedias
Need information that is very recent, use newspapers
Need to review emerging trends use the Hot Research Topics and Controversial Issues guide.
Use the list of recommended databases found within this guide. Below are some suggestions for search strategies
Use symbols within your search fields
Proquest and EBSCO databases allow multiple database searching at one time-- Locate this link at the top of the database page.
Separate your search ideas within different fields but put similar terms within the same field connected with OR
To efficiently locate books, click on the Catalog tab and use the Subject Keywords option and type in core concepts. Use the asterisk symbol (*) to search for term variations (such as sex or sexual or sexuality). Use the word OR between words when searching for similar terms.
HQ12-449 Sexual life
HQ19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
HQ31-64 Sex instruction and sexual ethics
HQ71-72 Sexual deviations
HQ75-76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
HQ79 Sadism. Masochism. Fetishism, etc.
HQ447 Masturbation HQ449 Emasculation. Eunuchs, etc.
HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism
GV450-451.4 Nudism. Sunbathing