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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.

Library Databases

International Hunger Relief Organizations

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