STEP ONE READING BRIEF–LOCATING PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES IN SELECTED JOURNALS:
First, a definition of “Peer Reviewed”:
A board of professional researchers or scholars connected to a journal review (or evaluate) submitted articles before before they are published–assessing each article’s research methods, sources and quality.
A few particularly relevant peer reviewed journals at COCC’s Barber Library:
- Health Promotion Practice–now available ONLINE at http://hpp.sagepub.com/. Also now available in print at Barber Library’s journal browsing area. You can search for articles by topic in this journal by using Academic Search Premier.
- American Journal of Public Health–available ONLINE via our article database Academic Search Premier.
- Holistic Health News–available ONLINE via our article database Alt Health Watch.
- Journal of School Health–available ONLINE via our article database Academic Search Premier.
- Nursing Inquiry–available ONLINE via our article database Academic Search Premier.
- American Journal of Health Studies–available ONLINE via our article database Academic Search Premier and Health Source Nursing Edition.
- International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry–available ONLINE via our article database Academic Search Premier.
FINDING ARTICLES (IN PARTICULAR JOURNALS) USING DATABASES:
Go to the Barber Library webpage and click on our Articles and More icon. Look for Academic Search Premier.
Pull down the Select a Field menu and choose SO Journal Name.
Type in your journal name (I recommend using Health Promotion Practice, American Journal of Public Health, etc.).
Type in keywords corresponding to your setting, wellness priority, etc.
To access articles in a wide variety of journals:
- Perform a keyword search using Academic Search Premier (see specific keyword search strategies below).
- Try our vast selection of health related databases at our Health Sciences Resources webpage.
- Also take a look at our psychological, educational and other social sciences databases at our Social Sciences Resources page .
SPECIFIC SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR DATABASES:
• Try typing in keywords (use truncation command *to serve as a wild card for plurals and various endings.
• Try limiting your search to keywords in article titles (use the pull down menu).
• Try limiting your search to full text and/or peer reviewed (scholarly, academic) articles.
• Try using ” ” for phrases (example: “change theory”).
STEP TWO–CREATING A LOCAL RESOURCE GUIDE:
LOCAL RESOURCES / WEB RESOURCES:
- Deschutes County Health Services
- Crook Co. Health Services
- Jefferson County Public Health Dept.
- St. Charles Healthcare
- Neighbor Impact
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Institutes of Health
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- HealthyPeople 2020
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW
Searching Online Catalogs for Books:
Go to the Barber Library Webpage and look for the Books, Movies and More icon to locate books.
Go to the Deschutes Public Library to locate books on popular or consumer oriented topics.
Look for our Need Help? Just Ask! icon on the Barber Library Webpage!