Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2022     Views: 382

Use the subject-specific databases to develop an effective search strategy, including Subject words and phrases and names of important researchers and theorists in your field. It sounds like your topic is in the field of health and exercise.  A list of some of the health and life sciences databases can be accessed by clicking on the "By Subject" link in the Browse Databases box in the upper right hand corner of the library home page, as well as from the drop-down menu "Library Resources" at the top of the page.

Scroll down to the "Health & Life Sciences" group of databases.  For your topic, I suggest beginning with Academic Search Premier, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, and MEDLINE Plus Full Text.  These are all through publisher EBSCO and can be searched simultaneously (call or stop by the Reference Desk for more instruction on that). You should also look at Nursing and Allied Health Source, Ovid, and Science Direct.  Depending on your research focus, you will want to search in some of the other databases, as well.

Google Scholar is a powerful way to identify scholarly publications. When on campus, it will provide helpful links to our full-text subscriptions. However, most articles in Google Scholar require paid subscriptions to access full-text for free. Ask a reference librarian to show you how to locate those in our library (203-371-7726).

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