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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.


Nutrients, nutrition (malnutrition) Childhood illnesses 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 Attention-deficit/hyperactivity 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.


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. 

Search Tips

  • 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” ORDeepwater 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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