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Freshman Learning Communities: Health

This portal features guides for each freshman learning community. To get started, click on the tab related to your major.

What should I use? Articles or Books?

Books vs. Articles
When searching for clinical and medical information books may be helpful for background information and for familiarizing yourself with a topic. Articles provide more current information and typically address a very narrow piece of a topic, such as methods and results from a clinical research study. The scope of your assignment will determine what types of sources are best. To search for books, try the library's catalog. To search for articles, try the Discover search. 

Library Workshops

In addition to the Research Essentials workshops, the library also offers workshops specifically for students in the health sciences.

PubMed Skills Workshops
PubMed is one of the primary nursing and health-sciences databases. It is home to thousands of scholarly and evidence-based articles. Students in nursing or the health sciences will find knowledge of PubMed extremely helpful to their various research endeavors. From the basics to advanced research, we’ll address anything you need. 

All PubMed classes will be held from Noon to 1pm, Classroom 2, Library North, 2nd floor

  • Monday, September 16, 
  • Tuesday, September 17
  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Friday, September 20

Basic Health Science Research Workshops
Starting your research can be overwhelming! Join your librarians for a brief presentation and discussion of the tools and skills that will be most helpful for you.

  • Dates not yet set.

Research Databases

Looking for scholarly journal articles in the health sciences? Start with one of these databases.

How to Use the Discover Search Tool

Citing with APA Style

APA is the primary citation style for research papers in the health sciences and nursing. Any time you conduct research which draws from the work of other authors, you will be expected to give credit to those authors via citations. You can find help with APA style online or in print.


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Health Science Librarians

Public Health

Laura Carscaddon

Nursing & Health Professions

Kelsey Jordan

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