Block U: What is Normal: Books & Starting Points


Starting Points

Use these resources to identify journal articles and other scholarly sources.

You will get a citation (author, title, source, date) and often an abstract--a short summary. Most of these databases either provide or link to the full text. Excellent starting points are:

  • Scopus Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
    Web of Science Can "search across 136M papers, books, conference proceedings, data sets and patents all the way back to 1900".
    PubMed   Over 27 million citations covering medicine, nursing, allied health, exercise science, sports medicine, physical therapy, physiology, and kinesiology.
    Academic Search Premier Full-text of 4600 scholarly journals.
    Cochrane Library  Evidence-based medicine (EBM) resources including a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    CINAHL Also known as the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
    PsycINFO Covers psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, physiology, psychiatry, nursing, and pharmacology.
    Google Scholar   Another way to search for scholarly literature.
    Online Journals Journals subscribed by the libraries at the University of Utah
    Resources available by uNID on campus. Available off campus to current University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.
  • Search either the University Libraries Catalog  or the Online Journals by journal title to see which library carries the journal. If not available, you may request a copy through Interlibrary Loans ().
  • Access varies depending on your location and status .
  • Personalized help is available at the Marriott Library Service Desks on Level 2 or the Eccles Health Sciences Library.

3 Other Databases

Librarian Contact Info

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Alfred Mowdood
The University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library
Head of Faculty Services,
Representative, Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Kinesiology
295 South 1500 East #2110 R
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
(801) 585-7125

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