AP Research Search Engines

NOTE FROM L.E. Spears, GHC Librarian: Please let students know that they can make research requests to the library and if they find an article that appears to be only available in a paid subscription database there are still ways to legally access the text. Just ask us.  BE SURE TO THANK MS. SPEARS & HER OUTSTANDING STAFF FOR THEIR HELP.

What Librarians Use To Create Research Pathfinders,  Much Thanks To LE Spears  August 2017


NCBI: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. To find an individual article, use “PMC” option first in drop-down menu, then look at other options one at a time.  NCBI Literature Search

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PROJECT MUSE: Project Muse Literature Search  School access will last only until October 3, students must be on campus to gain access.

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SAGE PUBLICATIONS:  Sage Journals

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EBSCOHost: EBSCO Discovery Sevice For Subject Specific Research; once you’re registered for AP Research with College Board, you will be able to access EBSCOHost through your account; until then, use this link to access EBSCO if you have problems accessing through other means bit.ly/APCapstoneEBSCO.

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JSTOR: JSTOR Literature Search  

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DATA SEARCH ENGINES

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH:  NAEP Data Explorer

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PEW RESEARCH:  PEW Research  

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Basic Overview of Graphic Displays - Please Read 




LESSON EXAMPLE FOR ESTABLISHING CREDITABILITY/SITUATING: 

When a source is not in the LOC catalog, how do I establish creditibility and determine that this source is a piece that belongs to the puzzle I’m working on.

Source #1 - Potential Adverse Effects of Amphetamine Treatment on Brain and Behavior: A Review

 (Bing  Search of Title)     (PMID: 18698321   PMCID:  PMC2670101  DOI: 10.1038/mp.2008.90 )

Note Key Words in Article


Source #2 - Student Perceptions of Methylphenidate Abuse at a Public Liberal Arts College

Note Key Words in Article

Notice this source doesn’t show up in the NCBI search engine.   ( Bing Search of Title) 

( PMID: 11125642    DOI: 10.1080/07448480009596296

Notice DOI link leads you to “Journal of American College Health” and provides cross reference citations.

See "Instructions & Forms" (Upper right hand corner of page) (Instructions To Authors)


Source #3 - Characteristics of College Students With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Who Misuse Their Medications

Published In "Journal of American College Health” (Bing  Search of Title)  NCBI Link, Pub Med - Similar Articles, Cited By  . . .



Think Like An Author, You Are One!!!

NCBI - Example of Industry Search Engines (Notice it is the first link in Firefox Search) - Click On Catalog References 

Put Source #1 title into the NCBI search engine, then notice you can search by publication date.  The article noted is #317 out of #354.  What does that tell you?  What is the good news?


Molecular Psychiatry - Journal Example - Examine “For Authors”, “Instructions For Authors” - Review Required Format of Paper - Peer Review established


Journal of American College Health      

Review “Manuscript Submission" -  “Instructions For Authors” -  Also distinguish journal from other “Resources" of ACHA, and note three major organizational functions (Advocacy, Education, Research).  



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