For your Week 3 Assignment you are asked to explore the Walden Library and find a peer-reviewed article on an issue that is important to you and related to your health field.
The goal of this guide is to help you navigate the Walden Library and find a peer-reviewed article on a public health topic. You will learn:
If you'd like to refresh your basic search techniques using the Walden Library, please review the following:
The Library offers a variety of resources geared specifically to students studying in areas of health science. Below are instructions on how you can access health sciences related resources:
Note: Consider exploring the Human Services Research page for databases related to the social and psychological sciences including SocINDEX and PyscINFO. You may also find a multidisciplinary database such as Academic Search Complete useful if your topic is across multiple areas of study.
Which of the following databases can be useful for research health topics? (Choose all that apply)
Throughout your studies at Walden, you will be asked to find peer-reviewed articles on a number of different topics. If you are unfamiliar with what peer review is, please refer to our guide:
Many of the Library databases, including MEDLINE with Full Text, have a special box to check, also called a limiter, so that your searches return only peer-reviewed articles.
Here is a search that you can do in the MEDLINE with Full Text database to find peer-reviewed articles on a topic:
To learn more about picking appropriate keywords, please see our guide:
All of these databases can be useful for researching topics related to public health: