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HL 110: Introduction to Health & Fitness Education
Professor Patti Hogan

Library Resource Guide

Sources for Locating Journal Articles

OneSearch indexes millions of full text articles as well as books found in the Olson Library collection.


Locating Books

Olson Library Catalog
Use the library catalog to see what books the library owns on a topic. You cannot find magazine or journal articles in the library catalog (see databases above) but you can check if the library subscribes to a particular magazine or journal.

MelCat
A statewide catalog of more than 300 Michigan libraries. Click the "Get this for me" link to request that items be sent to Olson Library for checkout. Average delivery time is 7-10 days and you will receive an email when the item arrives. The loan period for books is 3 weeks with the option to renew for an additional 3 weeks.


Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain materials not owned by the Olson Library.  Materials such as books and periodical articles can be borrowed from other libraries.  The average time to receive requested materials is 7-10 days and you will be notified by email when your items arrive.  Consult the above link for further details and to submit a request.


Library Guides

APA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site.
Reference Collection: BF 76.7 P83.

Evaluating Internet Sources
Criteria you can use to evaluate the credibility and reliability of information found on the Internet.

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals
A list of criteria to use when determining the differences between popular and scholarly periodicals.


Further Assistance

If you need help with any of these resources you can ask for assistance at the Library's Reference Desk (227-2294 or live chat) or contact Mike Burgmeier (227-2187), Reference Librarian.



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