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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.

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