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EXSS 1011: Intro. to Exercise Science

For students in EXSS 1011: Introduction to Exercise Science class.

Scholarly Journals vs Magazines/Trade Journals

What is the difference between scholarly/academic/peer reviewed journal articles and magazines or trade journals??
Look for the following to identify an academic or peer reviewed journal article:

  • written by expert in field (a professor or other academic)
  • authors are not paid to publish their research
  • conducts research study or builds on another's research
  • article contains abstract, summarizing research
  • cites sources, contains references and bibliography
  • academic journals are not in the business to make money; magazines and trade journals are

For more information, take a look at this site:

Developing the Research Question & Keywords

And, Or, Not

Combine all your concepts and terms with AND, OR, NOT:

 

AND - use this when ALL the words must be in your results. This will narrow your results.   Example: apples AND oranges; peanut butter AND jelly

OR  - use this to connect synonyms, when ANY can come back in your results. This will broaden a search. Example: women OR woman OR girl; cat OR kitty OR kitten

NOT - use with caution since this will eliminate results with the specified word.

 
See a visual guide to Boolean here!

    Evaluating Sources: Apply the RADAR Test