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Finding Articles

Looking for Journal Articles:

  • PubMed (MEDLINE) This link opens in a new window

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    MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's free bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.

  • EMBase This link opens in a new window

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    European-based database with journal articles and other biomedical literature from an international perspective. It includes comprehensive coverage of biomedical information with an emphasis on drugs and pharmacology. Covers all journals in Medline and unique journals not included in Medline.

  • PsycINFO This link opens in a new window

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    This database provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations in psychology. Covers the research literature in all areas of psychology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Other subjects such as neuroscience, psychiatry, and physiology are also included.

  • CINAHL Complete This link opens in a new window

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    A full-text database for nursing and allied health journals from 1937 to the present. It includes access to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, magazines, pamphlets, evidence-based care sheets, books, and research instruments.

  • SPORTDiscus This link opens in a new window

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    SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport disciplines and subdisciplines, including sports medicine, kinesiology, applied physiology, training, sport techniques, coaching, doping, biomechanics, sport management, economics, history, biography and more.

  • Scopus This link opens in a new window

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    Scopus is an abstract and citation database that supports research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. It provides tools for tracking citations, creating researcher profiles, and visualizing search results.

  • Web of Science This link opens in a new window

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    Provides access to the Arts & Humanities Index (A&HCI), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Science Citation Index (SCI), and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The database can be searched by words in article titles and abstracts, by author, by journal, and to look for cited references.

  • Google Scholar This link opens in a new window

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    Searches articles, theses, books, abstracts, patents, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites. You can check the availability of article full text if you use our link to Google Scholar, which will ask you to log in with your OU NetID.

Databases in Education:

  • ERIC This link opens in a new window

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    The authoritative index for education research sources including government reports, journal articles, and conference papers. Covers all education topic areas and is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Dissertations and Theses This link opens in a new window

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    A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. It includes materials from 1861 to the present day.

  • Education Source This link opens in a new window

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    This full-text database provides scholarly research and information for education students, professionals and policy makers. Covers all levels of education - from early childhood to higher education - and educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Resources for Tests and Measurements:

  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) This link opens in a new window

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    HAPI is a source for locating or reviewing health and psychosocial measurement instruments. It is an index to journal articles and other sources about measurement tools used in in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. HAPI includes citations to questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests.

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print This link opens in a new window

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    A comprehensive guide and bibliography to contemporary testing instruments. Contains descriptive information (test purpose, publisher, pricing, population, and scores) and edited reviews written by leading content area experts.

  • PsycTESTS This link opens in a new window

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    Provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive summaries of the test and its development and administration.

Finding Online Journals:

Requesting Journal Articles Not Available at OU Libraries:

Resources for Authors

Instructions to Authors:

Creating a Poster:


  • LibGuides: Resources for Research: Home (19)Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research, 2nd edition by Warren S. Browner

    Call Number: Books - 3rd Floor ; R852 .B77 2006

    ISBN: 9780781795067

    Publication Date: 2006

  • LibGuides: Resources for Research: Home (20)The Complete Guide to Medical Writing by Mark Stuart (Editor)

    Call Number: Books - 3rd Floor ; R 119 .C66 2007

    ISBN: 9780853696674

    Publication Date: 2007

  • LibGuides: Resources for Research: Home (21)Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. Second Edition by Mimi Zeiger

    Call Number: Books - 3rd Floor ; R 119 .Z45 2000

    ISBN: 9780071345446

    Publication Date: 2000

Oakland University Support for Open Access / Article Processing Charges

There are several resources available to help OUWB authors pay for APCs (article processing charges) in open access journals.

  • Foundational Medical Studies Open Access Publishing Fee Program

    The purpose of the Foundational Medical Studies (FMS) Open Access (OA) Publishing Fee Program is to increase the opportunity for FMS faculty to publish in open access journals by supporting publication fees for peer-reviewed and accepted manuscripts in program-approved Open Access journals. Individual grant awards may be for up to $3000, paid directly to the OA journal publisher.

  • Oakland University Publisher Agreements

    Some publishers offer special agreements that lower the open access publishing fee for authors. Currently, Oakland University has agreements with BioMed Central and Cambridge Open Access.

Reference Management

  • Zotero

    A research tool to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources including references, PDFs, images, audio and video files.

  • Zotero - OUWB Medical Library Guide

    Use this guide to help you get started with Zotero, add citations, and view tutorials.

  • Mendeley

    A free desktop and web program for managing and citing references, organizing PDF documents, locating research data, and collaborating online.

Searching for Books

  • WorldCat (OCLC) This link opens in a new window

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    An online catalog of books and other materials owned by libraries worldwide.

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LibGuides: Resources for Research: Home (2024)


How to find sources for a research paper? ›

The 10 Best Academic Research Sources
  1. Google Scholar. Looking for an academic article, thesis, or abstract? ...
  2. JSTOR. ...
  3. Library of Congress. ...
  4. PubMed Central. ...
  5. Google Books. ...
  6. ...
  7. Digital Commons Network. ...
  8. ResearchGate.

How to use library resources for research? ›

Seven Steps to Effective Library Research
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What is the most important first step in library research? ›

Select a topic for which you can find a manageable amount of information. Do a preliminary search of information sources to determine whether existing sources will meet your needs. If you find too much information, you may need to narrow your topic; if you find too little, you may need to broaden your topic.

How to do library research and example? ›

7 Steps to Effective Library Research
  3. Example Keywords: alcohol abuse, college students. ...
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What is the best type of source to use in a research paper? ›

You should primarily focus on peer-reviewed journal articles as sources for your research paper. High quality research papers typically do not rely on non-academic and not peer-reviewed sources.

Which site is best for research? ›

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is the clear number one when it comes to academic search engines. It's the power of Google searches applied to research papers and patents.

Do you still use library resources for research? ›

Library resources are not only useful for finding books and articles, but also for enhancing your research skills and productivity. Whether you are a student, a scholar, or a professional, you can benefit from the various services, tools, and databases that libraries offer.

Can librarians help you research? ›

Librarians are best known for helping scholars find resources, and yet this is just one of several steps in the research process.

How does a researcher use a library for research? ›

Keyword searches. Search relevant keywords in catalogs, indexes, search engines, and full-text resources. Useful both to narrow a search to the specific subject heading and to find sources not captured under a relevant subject heading.

What are the 7 simple steps in research? ›

The Seven Steps of the Research Process
  • Step 1: Identify and Develop Your Topic. ...
  • Step 2: Find Background Information. ...
  • Step 3: Use Catalogs to Find Books and Media. ...
  • Step 4: Use Databases to Find Journal Articles. ...
  • Step 5: Find Internet Resources. ...
  • Step 6: Evaluate What You Find. ...
  • Step 7: Cite What You Find Using a Standard Format.

What is the best first step in research? ›

Step 1: Identify the Problem

The first step in the process is to identify a problem or develop a research question. The research problem may be something the agency identifies as a problem, some knowledge or information that is needed by the agency, or the desire to identify a recreation trend nationally.

What are the 7 stages of scientific research? ›

There are seven steps to the scientific method: Question, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Data Analysis, Conclusion, and Communication. Although scientists may modify, reorder, or revisit steps on occasion, scientists generally use this basic logical approach.

How to find References for a research paper? ›

Google Scholar
  1. Go to Google Scholar Advanced Search to display all the search options.
  2. Use the exact phrase search box for the title of the reference.
  3. For where my words occur select in the title of the article.
  4. Use the return articles authored by search box for the author's last name.
  5. Search to locate the reference.

What is a source for a research paper example? ›


books, chapters in books (books are often easier to read than journals) journal articles. magazine articles. newspaper articles.

How do you find the source of data in research? ›

A data source is any location where you can find facts, figures, or other relevant information to support your research. You may create your own data source through experimentation, surveys, or observations, or you may choose to use data produced by other researchers.

What is the best way to find credible sources? ›

Use academic research databases

Research databases provide tons of academic resources you can use to find reliable information. Consider these research databases to find credible sources: JSTOR: multidisciplinary academic journals, books, primary sources, and images. Scopus: peer-reviewed scientific journals and books.

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