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Finding & Evaluating Information

At the end of this library workshop, you'd be able to:

  1. Find & evaluate journal, magazines, books and websites on your topic.
  2. Analyze and cite your source.

Group Activity.Discuss which GoogleGoogle Scholar, or Library database articles on sleep and obesity are more suitable for citing in college papers:

         Website 1 | Website 2 | Article 1 | Article 2 | Article 3
         Avoid | Avoid | Avoid | Avoid
         Try these questions when evaluating sources

Read and analyze this original/empirical research article vs research review article:

  • HIghlight the main sections (establish your roadmap)
  • Read and annotate the Discussion section:
    • What is the primary finding and its significance?
    • What questions do you have after reading this? What stuck with you?

    Need a Research Topic?

    Browse some sleep journals:


    Find Books & Videos

    View selected sleep books & videos at KCC and other UH libraries.


    Citing Information

    When Do I Need to Cite?
    APA information & handouts


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      Find Journal Articles

      Use these library databases to find different peer reviewed journal articles:
      EBSCO Academic Search Premier

      EBSCO Academic Search Premier: For general research


      ScienceDirect: Cross-disciplinary collection of health & social sciences journals

      Logo and link to EBSCOhost Web

      EBSCO HealthCINAHL, Health Source, Medline

      PubMed Central

      PMC (PubMed Central): Over 4 million fulltext articles

      Google Scholar

      Google Scholar: If fulltext isn't available, check KCC journal collection


       Handouts: Finding websites that pass the C.R.A.A.P Test
      Finding and reading scholarly journal articles

      Search Tips

      What do you need?

      • To find research journal articles on a topic, use a library database.
      • To find an article for which you already have the reference, check the KCC Journal Collection to see if it is available online at KCC or other UH libraries.


      • Use Advanced Search to limit to KCC subscribed publications (green icon) and open access articles (orange icon). Use the date limits if needed. 
      • Review articles provide a summary of important articles. Original research articles provide specific details and procedures.

      PubMed Central

      • More than 2.6 million free access, full-text articles available to the public.
      • Use the Citation link to copy the APA reference.

      EBSCO Health Databases

      Google Scholar

      • Go to Settings, click on Library Links, add Kapiolani Community College Library to link to KCC articles.

      Start simple: sleep apnea
      Use more search words to focus results: sleep apnea and obesity

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