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Impact Your World--Clean Cookstove ProgramThe issue:Reliance on inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to health (emphysema,cataracts, cancer, heart disease, etc.) and economic burdens thatdisproportionately impact women and girls, particularly because cookingand fuel collection largely remain a woman’s responsibility.Keyword Searches 1. Take your issue (cookstove) and think about it. 2. Brainstorm possible keywords and write them down. 3. As Mr. Laffey says, “Find out what you don’t know about what you already know.” 4. Start with “cookstove” (always use singular, because it will automatically pick up on the plural) in Proquest and see what articles come up that would be applicable to the idea of “Impact Your World” as it relates to cookstoves. Look for clues to guide you toward additional terms that will focus your search. 5. Don’t choose the first article you see with your keyword. Read the article title and description to determine if it is in line with your topic. 6. Be sure to identify source types, as you need to utilize three different source types for this project. 7. “Clean Cookstove Program Aims to Improve Health of Worlds Women.” LaFranchi, Howard. "Clean Cookstove Program Aims to Improve Health of Worlds Women." Christian Science Monitor [Boston] 21 Sept. 2010, USA: 2. ProQuest Research Library Prep. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. 8. Search in Proquest for “cookstove” and “health” = “Global Alliance” and “Cookstove” (#7) 9. Use the Global Issues in Context databases and do an advanced search using “cookstove” and “global alliance”. = “cookstove” and “death” 10. Search Student Resources in Context database for “cookstove” and “death”
Other Keyword Ideas Gleaned from Searching Some times cookstoves is presented as one word and sometimes as two words, need to experiment and use both to get more search results Clean cookstove Pollution toxins Clean cooking Clean-buring cookstove Safe cookstove Hillary Clinton Africa, India, Honduras Women Health Alliance for clean cookstoves Global campaign Health hazards World Health Organization Environmental Protection Agency Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves