Skip to main content
UWSP Libraries
Ask A Librarian:

HPW 300 (Aittama) - spring 2014: Home

Highlighted Books

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


For scholarly/research-based articles, try these databases:

Scholarly & Popular Sources

Popular Articles/Magazines

  • written by journalists or professional writers for a general audience
  • articles not evaluated by experts in the field but by editors on staff
  • no citations (or rare)
  • short articles/broad overview
  • newspapers are considered popular

Scholarly Articles/Journals

  • written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars
  • uses scholarly or technical language
  • longer articles/research 
  • citations listed
  • peer reviewed/refereed (articles reviewed by other scholars in the field)
  • book reviews and editorials are not considered scholary articles, even when found in scholarly journals

Looking for information about a journal title? Try searching Uhlrich's Periodical Directory 


Where to Look

Browsing for books on public aspects of medicine, preventitive medicine, dietetics, try these call number ranges (5th flr)

Call# Range  - RA440-1242

                 RM 215

Citing your Sources

Check out the Library's Citation Guide for help citing sources correctly.

Health Promotion Sites


Nerissa Nelson's picture
Nerissa Nelson
UWSP Libraries
Room 104B (first floor)