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HIS/HSSP 142A: Health Activism

Recommended resources and strategies for research in Professor Wangui Mugai's HIS/HSSP 142A: Health Activism.

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Recommended Databases

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For a more focused searched, try one of these recommended databases:


The databases listed here search across many journal titles. You may also want to search within specific journals of interest as well. Here are some suggested journals.