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Introductory Health Sciences Databases
RESEARCH ARTICLE DATABASES:
PLEASE NOTE: The list of searchable databases below is introductory to the health sciences. Most of the journal articles will be available to you in full-text.
INTERNET RECOMMENED SEARCH TOOL:
Google Scholar provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles. If your Google Scholar preferences are set, it will provide full-text access to many UNLV scholarly journals.
It depends on where you are searching. Schedule an appointment with your Health Sciences Librarian for help with this.
Knol, L.L., & Robb, C.A., McKinley, E.M., & Wood, M. (2017). Food insecurity, self-rated health, and obesity among college students. American Journal of Health Education, 484(4), 248-255. doi: 10.1080/19325037.2017.1316689
I’m not sure.
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Visit scholar.google.com, login to your Google account. On the left hand side of the screen click the three bars; next click the Settings gear icon; next click Library Links, type University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the search box, check the boxes and save. You will now see UNLV Find Text when you’re off campus.
PubMed is best for biomedical topics, but includes a wide-range of health sciences topics, including public health.
Check the about section for the journal title from which you are pulling the article. This will let you know if a journal peer-reviews articles submitted for publication.
Create an Interlibrary Loan account (ILLiad) here. Before you do that make sure you register your RebelCard at the library.
Peer-reviewed articles are articles written by scholars in their field. These articles are reviewed anonymously by peers, thus the term peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed articles are important because they contribute to the discourse about a topic, theme, or subject in a field, and are a record of scholarly conversation amongst scholars.
Here is a link to the video, finding articles, https://vimeo.com/179489136
You can access Web of Science from the Guide created for your class here: http://guides.library.unlv.edu/pbh165
Creative Commons is a type of license that allows users to borrow an image someone created and use that image. The image has a license, Creative Commons that is attached and the user of the image cites the image and the license. Not all images have Creative Commons licenses, and there are different types of licenses.
You can find images using Google Image search. Go to images.google.com and start your search there.
To cite an image in your PowerPoint use the heading Figure in italics and number the image,
ex. Figure 1. Next list the title or name of the image, next list retrieved by, where you retrieved the image from
Example: Figure 1. University of California Davis, sculpture. Retrieved from http://wheel.ucdavis.edu/2015/03/march-6-dolce-meeting-libraries-video-and-lms/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
For PBH 165 your assignments require APA format.
To learn more about creative commons licenses read here.
I modified my image search to find images that are usable for presentations.