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EXS 205 Exercise Science Nutrition

Finding evidence in the literature means searching for research studies in discipline-specific databases. 

Google can help you find research articles, but if you only use Google you are missing an important step.

Google finds articles randomly using a search algorithm based on popularity and common search terms. It does not find ALL articles in any scholarly journal or discipline. Databases like CINAHL, Food Science Source, Health Source, Medline, and SPORTDiscus are comprehensive indexes of the literature relating to Exercise Science and Nutrition

In other words, Google makes the easy part easier. But library databases make the hard part easier!

Use the databases and search tips in this guide to help you find the kinds of articles your instructor wants you to find.

And remember: Ursuline librarians are database navigation EXPERTS!  Schedule an appointment with Kathy Fisher for one-on-one research help.