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HEA 201 Personal Health: Welcome

Guide to evaluating web sources and to finding peer reviewed journal articles for Andy Peachey's HEA 201 course.

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University Libraries AskUs service can answer research and citation questions.

The Writing Center can answer citation questions and help with work at any stage of the writing process.

Look for Journal Articles

Academic Search Complete - Our largest multi-disciplinary database. A great place to start research on almost any topic.

CINAHL - Articles for health professionals

  1. Type a topic: cell phones and health
  2. In the search limits, set publication dates
  3. The more limits you set, the fewer results you will get

Each citation (list of publication details) begins with a hyperlink. Hit it to see:

  • Abstract (paragraph describing the article)
  • Subject links – lead to other articles on this topic

To look for the full text of the article:

  • PDF full text = the whole article
  • Check for full text = a link to the article online from another database OR an Interlibrary Loan link

Cite Your Sources

Cite your sources!

  • No matter where you found them
  • Even if you don't see a copyright symbol
  • Even if you put the information into your own words

APA is an author-date style.  For each of your sources, look for -

  • Author(s)
  • Date 
  • Title(s)
  • Location 

Then find a good example of someone else citing the same kind of thing that you're citing.

  • The OWL @ Perdue APA Formatting
  • University Libraries APA Style
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed - Kept at Jackson Library Checkout Desk (2 hour checkout) and at Reference & Government Info Desk (can't be checked out)

Health Sciences Librarian

Lea Leininger
(336) 256-0125

Is it a research article?

Research articles describe an experiment (or a carefully structured observational study) that was performed by the authors of the article.

Which of these is a research report?

Is it a research article?
Acculturative Stress and Help-Seeking Behaviors Among International Students: 0 votes (0%)
The Playful Advantage: How Playfulness Enhances Coping with Stress: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0