The guide provides an introduction to library research.
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AND finds records with all of your terms/keywords and narrows your search.
OR finds records with any of the terms and broadens your search.
Truncation finds records with a term's various endings (ie. nurs* = nurse, nurses, nursing, nursed, etc.).
Peer reviewed articles have undergone a process of evaluation by subject specific experts (peers) to ensure that information is accurate, high quality, and academically sound. Peer reviewed articles contain original research to be shared with researchers and other professionals.
Not all articles are peer reviewed. To find peer reviewed articles:
|Magazine Article||Journal Article|
|Topic||General or current interest||Detailed examination of professional interest|
||Professional, topical expert
|Purpose||To inform or entertain||To keep scholars current with new research|
|Audience||General public||Professional or special interest groups|
|Example||Maclean's||Nursing Science Quarterly|
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Looking for articles within a specific journal?
Many journals are available in print at Humber Libraries. Visit the 4th floor (North Campus) to browse print health sciences and medical journals and other periodicals.