Where Do I Look for Peer-Reviewed Articles?

Most of our databases allow users to limit their searches to "scholarly" or  "peer-reviewed" journals. An alphabetical listing of the Library's databases is on the Library Home Page under Find; then Databases. Select a database to search, then limit the search by clicking on the check box that allows for limiting the search to scholarly (Peer-reviewed journals). Some advance searches allow you to limit your search to document type too.

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PICO (T)

P = Patient or Problem - Patients age 65 and older with high blood pressure

I = Intervention - Patient education

C = Comparison - No patient education

O = Outcome - Patient participation in exercise

NIH. National Library of Medicine. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/oet/ed/pubmed/pubmed_in_ebp/02-100.html

 

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Hierarchy of Evidence Resources - Pyramid - at base studies, then syntheses, then synopses, then summaries, and at the top systems

Haynes RB. Of studies, syntheses, synopses, summaries and systems: the “5S" evolution of services for evidence-based health care decisions. ACP J Club. 2006 Nov-Dec;145(3):A8-9. 

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PHED511 Finding Research Articles

Evidence-based

Evidence-based is the practical application of the findings of the best available current research.  The research  should demonstrate a positive outcome for application. This assignment generally requires you to use scholarly/peer-reviewed resources that are ten or less years old.  Primary sources in physical education and exercise science often contain methods, (empirical studies, randomized control trials, clinical trials), results, and discussions. 

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