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Honolulu Community College Library
SELECTED TOPICS AND TERMS
|Nutrients, nutrition (malnutrition)
||Meal service and food programs
|Food allergy and food intolerance
||Health assessments, screenings & examinations
||Weight management and obesity prevention
|Food preservatives and additives
||Homelessness or poverty (neglect and abuse)
||Exercise, fitness, and play
|Toy and equipment safety
||Learning disabilities - autism spectrum disorders
|Environmental health hazards: lead, mercury,
mold, pesticides, plastics, secondhand smoke...
|Physical disabilities and special needs children
||Sanitation and hygiene
|Breast milk and substitutes
||Sleeping, napping, and rest time
||Immunizations and vaccines
Help Selecting a Topic
Use Opposing Viewpoints and/or SIRS Issue Researcher to assist with finding a topic. They both have extensive lists of topics that provide background information as well as links to various resources about the topic. APA citations are provided for all articles.
Click on the "Browse Issues" Lightbulb icon on the right side of the page to view the list of topics.
Issues & Controversies
This database presents extensive, objective, and comprehensive coverage of today's hot-button issues—a credible resource that provides current context for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.
RESEARCH DATABASES = ARTICLES
Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. The selected databases below will help you locate credible full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. APA citations are provided for all articles. For a complete listing of all the library's e-resources, go to the A-Z List.
Academic Search Complete
Research across all subject areas from more than 9,000 full text journals; over 13,800 indexed & abstracted journals. Selected PDF content dating back as far as 1887. Updated daily.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
Provides access to education literature and resources. Includes more than 1 million records and links to more than 264,000 full-text documents.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and Lexi-PAL Drug Guide with 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets and more than 4,700 brand names.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides a collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Access to over 500 full-text journals.
Selected full-text scholarly journal titles available from the following subject collections: business, management, accounting; earth/planetary sciences; health sciences; physics and astronomy; and agricultural and biological sciences.
Full text access to three of Honolulu's local newspapers (past & present):
Coverage - Honolulu Star-Advertiser: June 7, 2010 - present;
Honolulu Advertiser: November 30, 2002 - May 15, 2010;
Honolulu Star-Bulletin: March 18, 1996 - June 6, 2010.
- DO NOT type sentences into search boxes. Use keywords or phrases.
- Limit results to FULL TEXT articles...this will exclude citations and abstracts
- AND, OR, NOT: use to narrow or broaden your search
- cyber bullying AND suicide (results have all words - narrow)
- natural disasters NOT hurricanes (results exclude word after NOT - narrow)
- “BP oil spill” OR “Deepwater Horizon oil spill” (results have either concept - broaden)
- [*]: use an asterix to broaden your search or find similar forms of words
- Hawaii* = Hawaii, Hawaiian, Hawaiians
- [“ ”]: use quotation marks to search for phrases or words you want to appear together in your results
- “freedom of speech” or “origin of life”
- Try using the Advanced Search, you'll have more options.
MAGAZINE vs. JOURNAL -- What's the difference?
|Its purpose is to inform or entertain
||Its aim is to report on scholarly research
|Articles typically short in length
||Longer articles with in-depth analysis
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support
||Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos
||Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.
|Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest
||Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review
Print Journals and Magazines
Print journals and magazines in the library...
Teaching Young Children (TYC) - Published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this periodical is for the preschool professional.
Young Children - The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Zero to Three - A multidisciplinary resource on infants, toddlers, and families, intended to strengthen the critical roles of professionals, policymakers, and parents in giving young children the best possible start in life.
Current print issues are on display in the library. Back issues are available by request from the Circulation Services Counter.
Other magazines of interest in the library ...
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