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Books written by scholars are a good source of information for many topics.

Key Features of Scholarly Books:Photo of books

  • Written on a broad subject
  • Easier to read than journal articles, and written for a broad audience
  • Often undergo a peer-review process
  • May contain a collection of chapters written by different authors
  • Contain less recent information, due to the lengthy publication process

Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!


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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Refereed Articles," or "Academic Articles."

These articles are basically the "bread-and-butter" sources for scholarly research - they're used in every discipline.

Why You Should Use Them:

  • Information is based on research and expertise
  • Information is detailed and focused on a narrow topic
  • The peer-review process (mostly) ensures that the information is accurate
  • They add to a growing understanding of a topic by contributing new ideas

Databases for BCP Articles:

  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition: Over 550 magazines and journals in nursing, medicine, and allied health disciplines.
  • MEDLINE: Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
  • ScienceDirect College Edition: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • PsycArticles: A source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 60 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA).



Websites that may be helpful:Bubbles and magnifying glass

Healthy People 2020:  A project of the US government that has identified several health issues, with information on improving these issues by the year 2020.  Open site and click on "Topics and Objectives."  Topics include tobacco use, sleep health, physical activity, nutrition and weight status, and more!

Medline Plus: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

National Institutes of Health: NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.

American Psychological Association:  The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies: Mission to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research. By empowering individuals and health professionals, we aim to improve personal, public, and environmental health.

MindSet by Dr. Carol Dweck: Resources supporting Dr. Dweck's decades of research on achievement and success.

Mayo Clinic: Site maintained by the nonprofit organization "committed to clinical practice, education, and research."

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