Hi! My name is Janice Hermer and I'm one of your Health Sciences Librarians at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library. You can find my photo and contact info on the right side of this page.
This assignment should take you 30 minutes or less. Completing this assignment and the short library quiz at the end will prepare you for excellence in your NTR 351 projects.
Follow the steps below, then complete the short quiz.
Step 1: Get to know your ASU Library
Step 2: ASU Library doesn't have it? We can get it for you!
Step 3: Set up your ILLIAD Account to use the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery service
Step 4: Become an ASU Library online resources Power User!
Step 5: Learn strategies to find scholarly research studies mentioned in health news
Step 6: Quiz
ASU Library is here to support you in your research and studying success!
Watch this 1 minute 'Library Minute' video for an overview of ASU Library resources, services, and locations:
Join Anali for a 'Library Minute' on the ASU Library Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service:
1. Start at the ASU Library home page, lib.asu.edu
2. Click on 'My Accounts' on the gray information bar across the page and select 'My Illiad Account.'
3. On the ILLIAD Account page, click on the red text, 'First time users.'
4. Follow the steps to create your ILLIAD Account.
5. Problems creating your account? Contact the Interlibrary Loan office at: (480) 965-3282 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exercise regimens, fad diets, and nutritonal advice are popular topics in news stories. Sometimes these stories take their lead from scholarly research studies. As Nutrition students, you can find, read, and evaluate these source studies and fact check the news stories.
When reading a news story that mentions a 'study' or 'research,' look for the following:
Pomegranates and their health benefits are a popular topic. Let's say a friend sends you a link to this a news story:
"Research: Pomegranate May Reverse Blocked Arteries"
This news story references a study from the journal Clinical Nutrition and links to a posting of the study's abstract (summary).
Although we still don't have the full text, there are a couple quick ways to get to it:
The abstract posting gives the 'PMID' - this is the unique reference number for this research study in the open access research database, PubMed.
With the PMID - we can find this study and get to its full text using the PubMed research database.
1) Did you catch the tip to be a 'Power User' in the Step 4 video on Online Access? If you did, and you set up your Library Toolbar, you can:
2) Not interested in the toolbar? You can still get to full text using PubMed!
To check the information in a health news article, or to learn more about it, as Nutrition students, you can find the full text of the scholarly research study mentioned.
In Step 4 - Part 1 you saw how to get to full text of a study - when the PMID (PubMed Identifier) is referenced.
However, sometimes you might need to do a little more searching.
Take a look at this article from the Atlantic:
"Study: Caffeine Can Improve Memory"
It has a direct link to an article in Nature Neuroscience
For full text:
1) From the article page on the Nature Neuroscience website, try out the Library Toolbar option - once you reload the page, you can click on the 'PDF' or 'Full Text' links and get full text immediately!
2) Copy the research article title, "Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans," and use one of the 4 methods shown below to get to full text.
In the story, it references a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and links to this scientific news site that also discusses the research study in an article titled, "Fast Food Not the Major Cause of Rising Childhood Obesity Rates, Study Finds."
The Science Daily site gives a reference for the research study at the end of its news article:
Try out one or more of the 4 methods below to get to the full text of the full research study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
4 methods to get to full text
The 4 methods below use this APA style article citation:
Pattyn, E., Mahieu, N., Selfe, J., Verdonk, P., Steyaert, A., & Witvrouw, E. (2012). What predicts functional outcome after treatment for patellofemoral pain?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(10), 1827-1833. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31825d56e3
Tip: If a citation shows a 'doi' (digital object identifier) - try this first to find the full text! A doi is a unique number assigned to identify 1 specific document. You can see an example at the end of the citation above:
Search for the article title using Library One Search - this is the search box you'll see on your MyASU page when you click the book stack Library link, and the search box you'll see on the ASU Library home page: https://lib.asu.edu
If you see no full text, look for an Option linking you to "Interlibrary Loan," then sign in and use your Illiad account to request the full text of the article.
Search for the article title using Google Scholar - there is a tab for Google Scholar on the search box you'll see on your MyASU page when you click the book stack Library link, and the search box you'll see on the ASU Library home page: https://lib.asu.edu
Search for the article title using PubMed (an open access research database for health research) - there is a link for "All Research Databases" underneath the search box you'll see on your MyASU page when you click the book stack Library link, and in the gray bar across the ASU Library home page: https://lib.asu.edu
Use the ASU Library 'Journals' search to find the article - there is a tab for Journals on the search box you'll see on your MyASU page when you click the book stack Library link, and the search box you'll see on the ASU Library home page: https://lib.asu.edu
Awesome! You have completed this pre-library session assignment!
All that's left is to take your (short!) library quiz below - if you went through the steps above, you should ace it with ease!
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