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Table of Contents:

Guides

Health and Medicine - (Subject Guide)
Education - (Subject Guide)

Where to Find It: Your Guide to Library Resources
Advice from Your Library
Journal or Magazine? Recognizing the Differences
Database Tutorials and Guides (Help on searching databases such as Education Full Text, ERIC, & SportDiscus)

APA Style to Cite Documents
APA for Electronic References
 

UNISTAR (Use to find books)

How Do I Find Books?

Search UNISTAR
UNISTAR Guide

Use UNISTAR, the Rod Library's online catalog, to identify and locate Books and other resources about health promotion and education owned by the Rod Library. UNISTAR may be found under the Books & More tab on the Rod Library home page.  Rod Library uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings which group items by subject. Therefore, if you find one book on your topic there will be other books on the same topic nearby on the shelves.  A wide range of subject headings will lead to information about health promotion. Some examples are:

Adolescent medicine
African Americans - diseases
Alternative medicine
Aged-health and hygiene
Community health services
Diseases
Drugs
Epidemiology
Drugs
Health behavior
Health promotion
Genetic disorders
Sports medicine
Travel - health aspects
Medical care
Medical ethics
Men - health and hygiene
Minorities - health and hygiene
Women - health and hygiene
World health
 

Databases (Use to find articles)

How Do I Find Articles?

Search Databases for Articles via Rod Library PantherProwler
Access E-Resources from Off-Campus

Information concerning topics in health promotion and education can be found in a number of scholarly and popular journals and magazines. The following Rod Library databases are most useful in finding journal articles related to health topics.  These databases may be found on the Databases A-Z listing under the Articles tab on the Rod Library home page. Many Rod Library  electronic databases contain the full text to articles.  The “*” symbol located next to the database name in the list below designates that the database contains at least some full text articles.

ScienceDirect
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.
Access to over 1100 full text electronic Elsevier journals in the sciences and social sciences through this service provider. You can search MEDLINE/PubMed through this database by checking the Abstract Databases box located in the Sources field on the search screen. If you search MEDLINE/PubMed through the ScienceDirect database, complete titles of the journals are given in the article citations unlike when you search MEDLINE/PubMed through the National Library of Medicine at<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/> which only provides abbreviations for journal titles.

SPORT Discus
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.
Indexes articles from 1975 to the present in sports, physical fitness, sport science & recreation.  The database includes ATLANTES, Catalogue du Musee Olympique, and HERACLES. This is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link.  If there is no FTXT link, then click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to the article.

Academic OneFile*  
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.
Academic OneFile is from the service provider InfoTrac. The database covers a wide range of subjects, including recreation and leisure services.  Many articles are available full text within the database. If the full text of the article is not in the the database, click on the yellow "Find it" button to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to the article.

Biological Abstracts
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.

CHID Online: (Combined Health Information Database)

Health Source: Consumer
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.

Medline (UNI only)

Medline Plus (government resource)

National Substance Abuse Web Index: (National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information)

Education Full Text*    (PowerPoint Tutorial)
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.
Indexes articles in education from 1983 to the present.   Many full text articles are available online.

ERIC    (PowerPoint Tutorial)
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.
Indexes journal articles and documents in education from 1966 to the present.  An alternate free access point for ERIC is from the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.eric.ed.gov/). Full text of recent ERIC Documents (ED items) are available. None of the ERIC Journal Articles (EJ items) are full text in ERIC but many of the articles can be found full text in the database Education Full Text. Click on the  yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to the article.

PsycINFO
Rod Library Databases A-Z  page.
Indexes the psychological literature from 1887 to the present.  For the most part this is not a full text database. There may be a few full articles that are linked to in the database, in these cases look for a FTXT field and click on the link. Click on the yellow "Find it" button located at the bottom of each record to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in electronic format, in print format, or if Rod Library has no access to to the article.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If the article you want is not available full text in a database, UNISTAR is the key for figuring out if UNI has access to the full text of an article in another database or in print. Many of the Library's databases have the yellow "Find it" button loaded into the database. You can click on the yellow "Find it" button and where a search for the article is conducted determining if Rod Library has electronic access to the article in another database. If no electronic copies of the article are found, you can then click on the "Library Catalog (UNISTAR)" link to determine if Rod Library has access to the article in print format.  If the link to the yellow "Find it" button does not work or if a database does not have the button, go directly into UNISTAR and conduct a title search for the journal name. Do not get confused and use the article title when searching UNISTAR. This will not work since UNISTAR does not go to the article level. Search UNISTAR using the journal name. If Rod Library does not have access to an article, you can request it through Rod Library's Interlibrary Loan service.

Dissertations

Dissertations & Theses: A&I (Proquest)
Disserations & Theses @ University of Northern Iowa (Proquest)
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) 

News Articles

LexisNexis Academic
Newspaper Source
Wall Street Journal 

Statistics

LexisNexis Statistical Insight

Congressional Bills

LexisNexis Congressional

Legal Research: Laws & Statues

Lexis/Nexis Academic
Westlaw Campus

Photographs

AP Images

E-Journals

Listed below are e-journals related to health promotion and education that the Rod Library owns.  Some of the e-journals are accessed through a publisher's database and some are through an aggregator (third party vendor).  In some cases, you can browse the electronic journal as you would the print journal.  In other cases, the link will take you into a database and automatically retrieve all articles from the journal.  You can often click on the Search or the Advanced Search button and conduct a search for articles out of a particular journal on a specific topic.

The Rod Library has access to journals in a variety of formats. To identify whether or not Rod Library has a journal in print or electronic format, conduct a title search in UNISTAR using the name of the journal.

Resources

In recent years, more information has been placed on the Internet.  Listed below are several representative web sites in health promotion and education.

Reference Desk Links  - Rod Library Ready Reference Links - over 100 electronic resources
Iowa Health Fact Book  (University of Iowa College of Public Health and Iowa Department of Public Health) A biennial publication.  Site includes 1999-.
CDC National Prevention Information Network (National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention)
DrugScope
Exercise and Physical Activity (National Institute on Aging)
Go Ask Alice!
HealthInfoIowa A Resource for Online Information (State Library of Iowa)
HealthWorld Online
Healthy Iowans 2010 (Iowa Department of Public Health)
Aetna InteliHealth: Johns Hopkins Health Information
Iowa Hospitals & Health Systems Services Directory - UNI Only
KidsHealth.org
Mayo Clinic
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
Nutrition Data
QuackWatch
RxList: The Internet Drug Index
Travel Health Online (Shoreland, Inc.)
The Virtual Hospital
Wellness Web
Womenshealth.gov (National Women's Health Information Center)
Yahoo! Health
 

Associations & Organizations

Listed below are links to some associations & organizations related to health promotion and education.

American Public Health Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Melpomene Institute
National Institutes of Health
National Center for HIV, STD, & TB Prevention
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
World Health Organization
 

Directories

Listed below are internet directories related to health promotion and education.

Food and Nutrition Information Center (U.S.D.A.)
Health (Galaxy Tradewave)
Health (Yahoo!)
healthfinder (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
Iowa Health Organizations
Land of Medical Links (Joe Buenker)

UNI Resources

Global Health Corps
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
UNI Student  Health Clinic
Wellness Resource Lab
Youth Fitness & Obesity Institute

Last updated: Sept. 28. 2010 Last Revised: May 2005 E. Neuhaus