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In what type of article might you expect to see these terms: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Summary?
For WRI 116, you will be required to refer to original research articles and research reviews.
Within research articles, you may find original research articles which are studies or experiments with a hypothesis. The authors will report the purpose of the study, the research methodology, and results.
Non-original research articles include meta-analyses and reviews. These articles summarize or synthesize content from earlier published research and are useful for surveying the literature on a specific research area.
Which database have you used the most while at UC Merced?
In your opinion, what part of the research process is the most difficult?
Access to databases is available from the library home page using the Quick Search, go to our databases page for other options. Below are direct links to three excellent databases for research in the Natural Sciences, but this is just a sampling of databases you could use.
Exploring databases: Question Chart
Refine your results with Limits
Times Cited and Cited Reference
Limit the Search to a Specific Field
Use MeSH Database (controlled vocabulary) from the National Library of Medicine
Limit in a variety of other ways. e.g. by population, language, type of article, age group etc.
Find related articles
Use this Google Custom Search to search reputable science news sites.
1. Look for the article title in Google Scholar. Try the title OR UC-eLinks hyperlink.
2. Look for the article title in Melvyl. Look for the UC-eLinks button.
3. Look for the journal title. Select the e-Journals tab on the library home page. See if the journal is available. Is the date you need available?
4. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.
Try it Out: Do we have these articles?
"Assessing the predictive validity of emotional intelligence" by Shaun Newsome, Arla L. Day, Victor M. Catany in Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 29 (6), Dec 2000, pp. 1005-1016.
"The treatment of bulimia nervosa" by Rosalyn A. Griffiths, Stephan W. Touyz, Philip B. Mitchell, Wendy Bacon in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 21 (1), Mar 1987, pp. 5-15.