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IDS 402 - Wellness

Course guide to assist students with research in IDS-402.


You’ll pick and research your own topic, but to think about how you’ll explore and research your topic through the lens, consider the following example.

If you were researching food production through the Science lens, you would think about how this topic relates to or has impacted science and brainstorm related keywords. If it helps, consider:

  • How did technology change in the 19th and 20th centuries? What impact did this have into the way food was consumed and produced?
  • How did the availability of electricity and the gas powered engine affect food production? 

Watch some of the Kanopy video Big Business and the Homogenization of Food  This link opens in a new window to get more ideas about how science and technology affected food production. 

image of the Big Business and the Homogenization of Food title video

Suggested Databases

The list below are some examples of the library's databases that you can use to search for primary and secondary sources. Thinking about your search strategies, we might start to brainstorm by thinking of keywords. 

Including the keyword: Science, might not be very helpful, but searching food production AND technology AND effects would be. The results will be related to your topic and focused on the scientific aspects. Other searches might include:

  • food production AND united states AND technology
  • food production AND electricity AND refrigeration
  • food production AND manufacturing AND cars OR shipping