Finding credible sources for your essay
This assignment help will assist you to get started finding credible sources for the first part of your essay.
Apply the search skills learnt here to help you search for information for the other two parts of your essay.
Credible sources can include peer reviewed journal articles, books and documents (such as reports, papers and policies) from government websites and professional associations. Sometimes the term is used interchangeably with others such as peer reviewed, scholarly or academic sources.
Use the short guide or video below to find more. This includes how to find and evaluate information to make sure they are credible.
For the first part of the main discussion you need to address:
|What is the role of the health professional in implementing effective health education?|
Before you start searching:
Create a mind map or map out your concepts in a table to organise your ideas.
Here is an example. It uses the details provided in your course website for part 1 of your main discussion:
non verbal communication
This table is not comprehensive, you may find more concepts as you begin to search.
For more help watch or read:
The library has a range of search tools, such as databases, that can help you locate relevant literature. Many databases index a range of content such as peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, reports and more.
Some key databases you could try are:
When you are ready use your use your search concepts to find information.
Here is a search example using Informit: Health databases:
Tip: you don't have to search on every concept. You can start with a few.
Adding these will help broaden your search.
Tip: Apply your search in Emcare in a similar manner. Select the Multi-field search tab to see a similar screen.
Key government websites
Professional bodies and policy databases
These are just a few, there may be others you can use.
Remember you should also find your references from peer reviewed articles and scholarly books not just government websites and professional bodies.
If you have trouble finding results:
|Take notice of sources your results are appearing in. Is there a relevant journal that appears that you could search within?|
|Use limits or filters in search tools (date range, source type) to narrow your search.|
|If you find a relevant journal article take notice of terminology used within the abstract or author supplied keywords.|