PHED 190: Wellness

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Article Databases

Academic Search Premier 
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition 
Features abstracts & indexing for nearly 850 journals (550 are full text and 450 are peer-reviewed) focusing on many medical disciplines. Text dates back to 1975.
Health Source Consumer Edition 
Provides access to more than 130 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 130 health reference books, and more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish);
MEDLINE with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,370 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,340 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE, and of those, 528 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection.
Full-text articles from over 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals. Many titles go back to volume 1, issue 1.
Published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in PsycINFO are peer-reviewed. Includes more than 2 million records.
OmniFile Full Text Select 
OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition™ is a full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Purpose & scope
  • Authority & qualifications of author
  • Accuracy of facts and references
  • Who links to it? What do they say?

Recommended Websites

  • A portal to the Websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.

  • Mayo Clinic Health Information's award-winning consumer Website offers health information, and self-improvement and disease management tools.'s medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all of your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease to nutrition, exercise and pregnancy.

  • Health Education Assets Library (HEAL): "The HEAL vision is to create the leading digital library relied upon by a worldwide community of teachers and learners to improve the effectiveness of health sciences education. HEAL's mission is to provide free digital materials of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners." Part of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

  • Interactive Health Tutorials: "... interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using [Macromedia Flash] animated graphics, each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also [print or] listen to the tutorial. " Part of MedlinePlus.

  • Mediweb: Contains links to a medical glossary, image library, and tutorials. Site created and managed by Medical Online.

  • Nutritive Values of Food: .PDF file from the USDA for caloric values of food products

Citation Style

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