Finding scientific and popular articles for your report
For this assignment you need to use scientific evidence and popular press (news articles).
Remember to read all the information on your course website related to your assessment to understand exactly what you need to do.
Scientific evidence includes peer reviewed journal articles such as systematic reviews, meta analyses, or original (empirical) research.
Review articles, such as scoping or systematic reviews, or meta analyses analyse and discuss previously published research. They are considered secondary sources of information.
Tip: You can find systematic reviews and meta-analysis by searching Medline, Emcare, Scopus and The Cochrane Library.
Before you start searching for information:
Caveman diet/s, Hunter-gatherer diet/s, Paleo diets, Paleolithic diet/s, Palaeolithic diet/s, Stone age diet/s...
Cardiovascular diseases, CVD, Heart disease/s, Vascular disease/s..
Use the following steps to plan your search:
Use the connectors AND and OR to combine your concepts into different search strategies.
Paleo diet OR Paleolithic diet OR Caveman diet OR Hunter gatherer diet OR Stone age diet
Cardiovascular disease OR CVD OR heart disease OR vascular disease OR heart
Key databases for finding scientific evidence:
Tip: You can also try searching other databases like Scopus.
In Medline you will need to search each different concept one at a time.
Tip: You can run this search using other Ovid databases such as Emcare.
You can search Emcare exactly the same way you search Medline.
However, if you have already run a search in Medline you can easily re-run it in Emcare.
Use this Emcare tutorial for more help.
Use the Library's News media guide to identify useful databases to search for popular articles like those found in new media sources.
NewsBank is a good place to start searching. Once you enter NewsBank select:
Remember to assess the information that you locate order to avoid using "fake news" in your assignment.
Tip: You can add additional search boxes by selecting the blue plus sign.
You can search in Google to locate popular press articles, blogs and websites.
In Google its best to search broadly and know that you will get a lot of results and browse them.
Tip: Select News and you will only be searching blogs and news articles