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NTR 3130: Introduction to Nutrition Research


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Researching Your Topic - Finding Sources

Search Strategies



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How to know whether a journal is peer-reviewed or refereed?

What Is a Scholarly Journal, versus a Newspaper or a Magazine?

What is a scholarly journal and how is it different from a magazine or newspaper? All three are called periodicals because they are published at periodic intervals throughout the year.

  • Newspapers are the first draft of history, but are not scholarly.
  • Magazines are good sources of information or opinions about popular culture or up-to-date information on current events.
  • Scholarly journals have collections of refereed/peer-reviewed articles written by experts in academic or professional fields.
    Such journals are excellent for finding out what has been studied or researched on a topic, and to find bibliographies that point to other relevant sources of information. Please note:  the word "journal" is not necessarily in the title of a scholarly publication.

Helpful Links

Am I looking at a scientific research article?

  • This short video introduces the basic parts of a scientific article (3:45, from University of Colorado)
  • IMRAD (sounds like "I'm rad!") is handy for remembering parts of an original research article: Introduction, Materials and Methods or Methodology, Results, and Discussion.

How should I approach reading a scientific research article?

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Citing Sources

Citing sources with APA Style (from Purdue OWL):

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Getting Help with Research and Writing

Research Help

The library can provide you with research help in person, by phone, and even 24/7 through the Library Chat service! See all your options here:

Writing Help

The University Writing Center (UWC) provides tutoring on an appointment, online, and drop-in basis. See a description of those tutoring services here:

The Academic Phrase Bank provides "examples of some of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing." Web site created by John Morley at the U of Manchester.