Academic or 'scholarly' journal articles are those that have been researched and authored by professional researchers or experts in a particular field.
Unlike the entertainment or news-driven information commonly found in magazines and newspapers, scholarly journals have been written with an audience of researchers and academics in mind. For research, particularly within the field of health sciences, scholarly journal articles are the leading source of information.
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:
Public health and safety are topics frequently discussed in the media. Newspapers report on current issues and trends that affect the public, so reviewing news articles is a good way to learn about current workplace health concerns and challenges, while developing an understanding of how the public feels about an issue.
Humber Libraries provides access to hundreds of newspaper publications from Canada and beyond. There are two ways to search for newspaper articles at library.humber.ca, outlined below.
Whenever you do research, use sources that are the best quality and best suited to your research task. Library resources are often your best bet in terms of the variety, relevance and quality, but web research can also lend valuable information to your assignments.
When researching the prevalence, risk factors, and public health initiatives related to your workplace health concern, credible websites are a great source. Here you'll find tips and tricks on how to conduct web searches effectively.