HPHY 410510 Alternative Medicine Winter 2011
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
- Wilson, E. O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Knopf.
This page should help you with your library research. Feel free to contact me with questions.
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A worksheet to help with your List of primary publications/books.
Start a simple search with PubMed & some others:
The box above is searching these databases (you can search them one at time too):
THE database for medical sciences. Published by the National Library of Medicine, free to anyone, but use THIS link to get the UO holdings information via the FINDTEXT button.
Web of Science
The Web of Science includes articles from many aspect of the sciences. Highly recommended.
Academic Search Premier
Broad general database.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Journals focusing on many medical disciplines and especially nursing and allied health.
You could also try these:
Google for academics. Be sure to set up LIBRARY LINKS in Scholar Preferences:
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It may repeat clinical studies already in PubMed.
A terrific place to get sport and exercise resources. Almost all of the dissertations and thesis are available through OregonPDF eclectronically. Feel free to email me with questions.
OregonPDF in Health and Performance (was Kinesiology Publications)
Lists theses and dissertations in all fields of health as it relates to physical activity, physical fitness, activities of daily living, work, sport and athletics, recreation, dance, and play.
Managing your sourcesPlease use one of the following to keep track of the articles and work you find:
zotero - open source and free, but you need to install it on the computer. How to use it at the UO.
mendeley - also open source and free, you use it via a web browser, although there's an installable part.
EndNote Web - free to students/faculty/staff at the UO. A bit clunky. How to use it at the UO.
Study SkillsThe TLC website has information about for-credit classes and drop-in study skills hours. A science specialist is specifically available for drop-in study skills help 10-noon on Thursdays.
Reading in the Sciences
Learn How to Read a Science Textbook on this Wittenberg University site. It was written specifically for an introductory Chemistry class, but has applications to other science courses.The Cuesta College Academic Support Center describes a step-by-step process for reading and comprehending scientific texts
How to read a scientific journal article