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For WRI 116, you will be required to refer to original research articles and sometimes for reviews of research.
Within research articles, you may find original research articles which are a study or experiment 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 what type of article might you expect to see these terms: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Summary?
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.
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Limit to a specific search field. e.g. Title/Abstract
View "Related Articles".
Limit in a variety of other ways. e.g. by population, language, type of article, age group etc.
Use MeSH Database (controlled vocabulary) from the National Library of Medicine
Sample to search: Lasik -->, Nosebleed -->, Cancer -->
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Look for collections
e.g. Credo Reference
Use these search tools to find background information or definitions on a topic.