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Public Health (Health Studies): Find Articles

Resources for students and faculty

Scholarly Articles

Your professor has probably asked you to use scholarly or journal articles in your research. Why are they valued?

  1. Authoritative
  2. Scrutinized and reviewed prior to publication
  3. Place where new research is revealed
  4. Published more frequently than books
  5. Can direct you to more information (i.e. bibliographies)
  6. Sources for illustrative examples to support research

What to look for:

  1. Authors' affiliations (i.e. university where research took place)
  2. Often an abstract (summary) will be present
  3. Bibliography and footnotes
  4. An introduction, methodology, and conclusion
    (in the Sciences especially)


Global Public Health - a Key Resource

Research Databases and Indexes

Full Text Access

Look for Try@CBU in your database search results; click it, to locate available full text.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services to request items from other libraries.

Registration with the CBU Library is required; contact staff at Circulation Desk.


Journal Articles

Reading a scholarly article can be challenging for several reasons including an unfamiliar topic and professional language.

Newspaper Databases

While not scholarly, newspapers provide insights into regional perceptions of news, current awareness, and public opinion.