Set up off-campus access to library resources (databases, online journals, etc.) using the Library proxy or Library VPN
(This page has both set-up and troubleshooting information)
UCB WiFi Options:
Eduroam allows you to access UC Berkeley online resources both at UCB, and while at participating institutions worldwide where you can use Eduroam even with campus closed.
Eduroam require you to set a WiFi Key.
CalVisitor, UCB's public WiFi network, requires CalNet authentication each time you try to access a licensed resource.
Search Tips handout (PDF): Some tips on what to do if you get too many, too few, or not the "right" citations
What causes disease?
For any "disease" or condition, you could start by considering interactions among environmental and social factors.
Poor diet, resulting from food choices, "causes" nutritional deficiency or obesity in a population
-Is it "caused" by historical distribution of land use, including (in developing countries) during colonial times?
-Or by the regulatory environment, including crop subsidies, food inspections, etc.?
-What about racism: redlining, school budgets, voter suppression?
-What about the role of NGOs, IGOs, aid networks?
-What about infrastructure, such as food distribution networks, transportation, etc.?
-Is the status of women/girls a factor?
-What is the role of commercial activity?
-What about the healthcare and health insurance system?
...Consider that how issues are framed is influenced by our assumptions and biases, and also, keep swimming upstream!
Let's talk about indexing!
-Do you want articles on labor or articles on labor? (Or is it labour?)
-Do you want articles on HIV (a virus) or articles on HIV diseases (such as AIDS)?
-Is epidemiology a concept relating to the causes and distribution of diseases, or is it what epidemiologist do?
-What's the difference between diet, food, food habits, eating ..?
-Is lead a noun or a verb?
Considering the question a research article addresses may help you determine if it's relevant to your needs.
Below are some examples of questions or lines of inquiry:
Compare these two questions, to help evaluate any intervention studies you read:
Finding a systematic review that addresses the question you are interested in can be very helpful