Health and Wellness Research Guide
Find articles on health and wellness
SPORTDiscus coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines, including journal articles, monographs, reference sources, dissertations & theses.
CINAHL covers the fields of nursing, medicine and allied health
Health Reference Center Academic starting point for overviews, news, and journal articles on health-related subjects
MEDLINE strong on medicine, physiology and human biology
PsycINFO includes journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and related disciplines
Science Direct (Elsevier) is a collection of full-text Elsevier journals for scientific, technical, and medical research
Wiley Interscience provides full-text content of journals in a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences.
Others to consider:
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) [Multidisciplinary]
Biological Abstracts - life science and biomedical research literature
Google Scholar - use it through the library website, for links to full text
SpringerLink Journals Includes peer-reviewed journals in life science, medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics
Books in the CSUMB Library
The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.
You can find items that an instructor has placed on course reserve through the library catalog.
CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books from other libraries.
Search health encyclopedias
Selected reference sources
Selected websites on health & wellness
CDC provides information on the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability, including data, statistics, and reports on all aspects of health: individual, preventative, and environmental. Useful for public health professionals, healthcare providers, researchers, travelers, scientists, policymakers, students, educators, and any individuals interested in health issues.
"MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily."
Health Information Resource Database includes thousands of U.S. organizations and government offices that provide health information on request. See their related website on consumer health, http://www.healthfinder.gov.
Consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Selected websites on kinesiology
APA style guide
APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2010)
Citing a website page
Here is one example of how to cite an online newspaper article with a personal author:
Author. (Date). Page Title. Periodical Title. Retrieved from [Website address].
Simpson, M.R. (February 2015). Reproductive justice matters. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-raye-simpson/reproductive-justice-matters_b_6582766.html.
Here is one example of how to cite a website page with a corporate/organizational author:
Corporate/Organizational Author. (Date). Page Title. Retrieved from [Website address].
Planned Parenthood. (2014). Mission. Retrieved from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/mission.
Citing data sets
Here is one example of how to cite data sets:
Agency/Organization. (Date). Title [Data file]. Retrieved from [Name of Database/Website].
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) to Combat Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer [Data file]. Retrieved from the Health Data Initiative database.
Subject librarian for Business and Wellness, and library liaison to the College of Business, Kinesiology department, and Nursing department.