Rudebock Hlth2002

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Rudebock Hlth2002

  1. 1. HLTH 2002 RUDEBOCK
  2. 2. YOUR ASSIGNMENT: FIND 4 ARTICLES OVER A WOMAN’S HEALTH ISSUE OF WHICH 3 MUST BE FROM ACADEMIC SOURCES
  3. 3. TYPE GOOGLE.COM INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER
  4. 4. AUTHORITY: Who wrote it and WHY? CONTENT: Is it more than a brochure? DOCUMENTATION: Does it support its facts? CURRENCY: When was it updated?
  5. 5. What is a Domain? Part of a web address indicating the origin of a website Domain Example Author/Sponsor .com www.espn.com For-profit entity .edu library.ucok.edu Educational institution .org www.sierraclub.org Non-profit entity .gov www.fda.gov US government .ok.us www.health.state.ok.us State government .co.uk www.bbc.co.uk Outside US .net pages.prodigy.net Private server
  6. 6. The Information Cycle in the Sciences Radio & TV & Internet Newspapers Magazines Scholarly Research journal articles Conferences & Books Professional Society Meetings
  7. 7. PEER-REVIEWED/REFERRED
  8. 8. Peer-reviewed vs. Popular Peer-reviewed   Written by a scholar or a researcher  Written for academia  Full documentation  Original or primary research  Popular  Written for general public  Written by reporters or free-lance writers  No or minimal documentation  No original research- secondary literature
  9. 9. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND… Just because your article is from peer-reviewed journal… •It’s not always a research article •Research is never “over” •If mentioned in pop lit article– Biased?
  10. 10. DOUBLE-CHECKING PEER-REVIEWED Ulrich’s Periodical Directory   “Find Articles (Databases)”  Gives information about serials  Does NOT provide articles  Use journal not article name when searching

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