University of Oregon

Physiology of Diversity

Fall 2010

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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.

Chat with Annie!

Please contact Annie by phone: (541)346-2663
or email:
or use this form.


Librarian for: Human Physiology, Computer & Information Science, and Mathematics
Find my: Scholar's Bank communities

Reflection question - 1 minute
How do you start your research? Answer here.

Evaluating sources: Popular or scholarly?

1. Benedict Carey, Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits, The New York Times, September 6, 2010, sec. Health / Views,

2. Nate Kornell et al., Spacing as the friend of both memory and induction in young and older adults., Psychology and Aging 25, no. 2 (2010): 498-503. link for UO students

3. Henry L. Roediger and Jeffrey D. Karpicke, The Power of Testing Memory: Basic Research and Implications for Educational Practice, Perspectives on Psychological Science 1, no. 3 (2006): 181 -210. link for UO students

If you have time look at these and fill in the rubric:

Male pregnancy
Nutrition information
Food Trust
Dihydrogen Monoxide

evaluate a web page in 5 minutes or apply the CRAAP test

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.
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.
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:

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.
Google Scholar
Google for academics.

Wrap up question:

Name 2 things you learned in today's class (and/or ask me a question).  Answer here.

Study Skills

The 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.
From the TLC site:

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

Video Tutorials

How to read a scientific journal article

Evaluating Websites

Created by annie on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Aug 24, 2015
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