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The Health Sciences Research Basics guide is a great starting point for brushing up on your research skills. For more information on literature reviews, check out the Systematic Reviews, Scoping Reviews, and other Knowledge Syntheses. Please also check out the Medical and Health Sciences Education guide for more links and information.
Find information about the APA Citation Style (American Psychological Association). For information on citation management softwares (ex. Endnote, Zotero, ect.), please see the Citation Guide. For workshops on how to use these resources, please see the library's workshops page.
Here are some journals that may have content relevant for your project. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list!
Find additional journals in the catalogue, using these Library of Congress Subject Headings (try replacing the subject with another of interest in the search results page):
Here are the journals that are covered by the ERIC database, organized by subject.
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is the key resource for access to educational-related literature. It can also be searched on the EBSCO platform or at eric.ed.gov.
These can be searched to find pedagogical literature specific to a field.
These multidisciplinary databases can also be searched to take advantage of citation information:
Here are some helpful database specific operators and fields
Use this Search Strategy Builder from the University of Arizona Libraries or fill out the search plan below as the first stage in the research process.
You can create a concept map to help you brainstorm your terms and visualize how they relate to each other.
Not all information is created equal!
Use the CRAAP test to evaluate the relevance and quality of the information or evidence you have found.
Currency- how timely is the information? Does your topic require current information, or will older sources work as well?
Relevance- does the information answer your question and make sense in your context?
Authority- is the source of your information trustworthy? Do the author, journal, publisher or institution have appropriate credentials? Is the article peer reviewed?
Accuracy- is the content reliable, truthful, and correct? Is it evidence-based? Is there a list of references?
Purpose- what is the reason the information exists? Is there potential for bias? Are they selling something?
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