Science Of Healthy Living SCMA 2050


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Science Of Healthy Living SCMA 2050

  1. 1. The Science of Healthy Living Sarah Forbes - Guelph Humber Library [email_address]
  2. 2. What’s on the Menu… <ul><li>Accessing Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Searching the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Signing On: 1. 2.
  4. 4. Accessing Resources
  5. 5. University of Guelph Resources Click the heading
  6. 6. Subject and Course Guides <ul><li>You might also want to check out these other guides: </li></ul><ul><li>Food Science & Technology; </li></ul><ul><li>UNIV*1200*05 Understanding why we eat what we eat </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step1: Background Information
  8. 8. Background Information <ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>For other background information sources, don’t forget to search the library catalogue. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 2: Journal Articles <ul><li>To find journal articles and current research about your topic, use a journal index. </li></ul><ul><li>Often you can go directly from the index to the full-text article. Look for the Get It button or full-text link. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Useful Journal Article Indexes <ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Biology Digest </li></ul><ul><li>BIOSIS Previews </li></ul><ul><li>Scholars Portal E-journal Search </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Select a Specific Journal Index 1. 2.
  12. 12. Peer Reviewed, Scholarly Journals <ul><li>Some databases allow you to limit search results by type of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Check Journal publishers’ Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Search under Instructions for Author Submissions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 3: Searching the Internet
  14. 14. Search Engines: General vs. Academic 3,670,000 results vs. 71,800 results
  15. 15. Advanced Searching
  16. 16. Limit Searching <ul><li>Most trusted sites are published by governments and educational institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of organizations (.org) and tildes (~) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Canadian Government = Ontario Government = U.S. Government = .gov Educational Institutions = .edu
  17. 17. Evaluating Information <ul><li>Not all information is useful! </li></ul><ul><li>Check information sources for authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and intended audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Web Sites Tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Research 101 Tutorial </li></ul>
  18. 18. For more help… <ul><li>Just Ask! </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Floor of Humber Library </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Commons </li></ul>