Tips for International Studies Research - World Hunger
Consider your geographic Focus
Broadest: international, global
Regional: Latin American, developing world, first world, Arab
Country: Afghanistan, Canada, etc
Consider organizations, advocacy groups, or specific campaigns working on the issue you are researching. For example, there are international organizations dealing with hunger relief on the international level and their websites could be good sources of information. These organizations will be mentioned in articles and Web sites; take note of them and look them up in Google AND library databases.
Search: hunger third world children UNICEF
Approach the topic from different discipline perspectives. Most library database have a discipline (education, religion, health) focus so be sure to use different databases (see the library's subject Guides). Or, use OneSearch, which combines all library databases into a single search.
Vary your keywords.
hunger or malnutrition or food insecurity
international or global
Use of a mix of broad and more focused searches
Broad: global hunger relief
More focused: refugees hunger relief food distribution
Use statistics. Find them in articles, books and websites or use the statistics and country profile sites on the International Relations guide, or the sites listed the International Hunger Relief Organizations box below.
OneSearch combines most of the library's resources into a single database. Rather than search databases separately, you can do just "one search." OneSearch includes articles, books, ebooks, and more. (EBSCO)
"The world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters." Includes statistics, hunger map.