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Public & Allied Health: Articles

This guide is a compilation of library and Internet resources for students doing research for classes in the Public & Allied Health Department at Bowling Green State University.

Start With These Databases

Some Additional Useful Databases

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Find Full Text Articles

 

To find full text journals, see the Journal Title List page.

Popular vs. Scholarly

Created by Suffolk County Community College, http://www.sunysuffolk.edu .

Is It a Scholarly Journal?

Journals and Magazines This guide details the characteristics of each category.

Cabells Directories: Can be consulted to  identify an appropriate journal to send a manuscript for publication. Also lists elements of peer review, and publication details. Covers journals in business, education, health sciences, psychology and computer science.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory: Entries include information about whether the journal or magazine is a scholarly journal, consumer magazine, etc.

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences.  This database of author instructions for more than 3,500 periodicals will frequently say if the periodical is peer-reviewed. 

Paper journals: Frequently include instruction for authors in the front or back of the journal.  Some instructions will use the phrase "peer reviewed."  Others will say that manuscripts are sent for blind review, reviewed by a committee, or anonymously reviewed.

Research Databases:  Some allow you to limit your search to scholarly journals.  CINAHL allows you to limit your search to peer reviewed journals and indicates that an article is peer reviewed in the Journal Subset field when appropriate.  MEDLINE has indexed only scholarly journals since 1975.

 

Parts of a scholarly journal article

This video is from Bowman Library at Menlo College.

Peer Review in 3 Minutes

This video is published under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY-NC-SA US license. It is available at https://youtu.be/rOCQZ7QnoN0