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BIOL 122: Anatomy & Physiology: Ideas! Popular News

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Popular News Articles

Tips for Finding Science & Health Articles

  1. Look in the Health or Science sections of the magazines, newspapers, or websites.
  2. Look for articles that cite Science or Nature – the Library gets those journals in print. 
  3. Keep in mind that many news sources report the results of studies just before the study has made it to publication.
  4. If you select an popular article that was published in the past year, you may need to use Interlibrary Loan to request a print copy.  Many publishers have a one year embargo - meaning the article will not be published online until it is one year old.

Hints about the Primary Article

Read the news article to find information about the primary research. Write down as many clues as you can find. Look for:

1. Journal Title – not always given

2. Keywords – what the article is about

3. Author - usually the researcher quoted in the article.

4. Publication Date – sometimes given, sometimes based on the date of the magazine or newspaper.

5. Affiliation - almost always given. This refers to the university or hospital where the researcher works.

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