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ECED 115 Health, Safety & Nutrition for the Young Child: ARTICLES & TOPICS
This research guide will assist students enrolled in the course to find library resources and more.
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.
Scroll to the bottom right on the page and click on the homepage and click on the dark green "All Leading Issues" box to view the list of topics.
Subscription Ends 6/30/21
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.
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.
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.
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.