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Catalyst 300 – Women’s and Children’s Health

Challenge 2.1: Women’s and Children’s Health

United Nations SDG’s prominently feature reproductive, neonatal, and children’s health as over 300,000 women worldwide die during pregnancy or at childbirth and 5.6 million children under 5 die annually. In the United States, maternal mortality doubled in the 21st century. These outcomes disproportionately affect people of color, for example, African-American women have three times higher rates than white women (Lu, 2018). Access to family planning is a key factor in women’s equality while also stabilizing population growth globally. This challenge therefore addresses issues related to reproductive, neonatal, maternal, and children’s health worldwide.

Librarian for Catalyst 300 - Women's and Children's Health

Karlyn Schumacher | (920)-748-8750 | [email protected]

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Background

Reference resources provide a starting point for your research projects, and Credo Reference provides hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and more in one place.

Credo direct link to topic pages: infant mortality, neonatal care, family planning, women’s health

Credo keyword search: maternal and infant health, maternal mortality, reproductive health,

children's health, global health, health equity

Books

Reserve Books: Found in the Franzen Center for Academic Support on Floor 3A.

Search Terms | link to search in catalog

Maternal health, infant health, health equity, reproductive health, women's health,

family planning, access to health care

Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place. 

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from another library.

Articles

Academic Search Complete: Wide range of academic disciplines, including for scholarly and

popular journals.

JSTOR: Full-text archive of scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three

to five years may not be available.

New York Times: Access to news and archival content from NY Times. If you run into a paywall,

here is more information on how to sign up.

ProQuest Research Library: Includes both popular and scholarly periodicals covering a variety of

subjects, with over 3300 titles available in full text.

ProQuest Social Science Journals: Over 550 full-text journals covering a range of social science

topics.

PubMed: Citations for biomedical literature, with links to full-text content when available.

Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)- Place request individual article requests for articles

found not available via Lane Library resources. Learn more about interlibrary loan here.

Statistics and Government Sources

CDC: Resources and data specifically related to women’s health from the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention.

CIA World Factbook : Background information on each country in the world

Every Woman Every Child: Global organization dedicated to improving the health outcomes of

women and children. 

Gallup polls: Public opinion polls regularly conducted on political, social, and economic issues. 

Office on Women’s Health: The OWH is funded by the Dept. of Health and Human Services and

focuses on education and policies covering all aspects of women’s health.

Organization for Economic Development & Cooperation: Organization working to improve

inequalities around the globe, especially in regards to income inequality.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and

economic organization of the United States.

USA.gov: Access to information from federal agencies

US Census Bureau: Access to data from federal surveys and censuses. 

WHO: Research and resources regarding women’s health from the World Health Organization,

with a focus on women’s health around the world. 

Wisconsin.gov: State of Wisconsin government and demographic information

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