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FSCI 396: Home

Getting started

The Health Sciences Research Basics guide is a great starting point. Please also check out the Medical and Health Sciences Education guide for more links and information.

Citing your sources

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.

Finding articles

Education database


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 ProQuest platform or at

Subject databases

These can be searched to find pedagogical literature specific to a field.

Citation indexes

These multidisciplinary databases can also be searched to take advantage of citation information:

Evaluating your sources

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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