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Health Studies: Library Workshop

Library Services, Assignments, and Workshop, on July 7, 2022

1. Advice for Summer Quarter 2022:

  • Use our 24/7 chat service for questions. Types of questions could include how to get to the full text of articles, cite in APA format, etc.
  • UWB IT - Laptop and WiFi Hotspot Lending Program
  • You have access to a plethora of immediately available online resources including articles, public web sources, databases, e-videos, e-journals, and e-books.
  • Online Learning Support -- How to Access Library Resources

2. The Health Studies Orientation Guide in pdf and docx formats.

  • Pages 1 through 4 are web addresses and screenshots of the following pages: Campus Library Homepage, Ask a Question, Campus Library Orientation for Health Studies Students, and the UWB Student Guide.
  • Pages 5 & 6 is the “UWB Usernames and Passwords List” that includes many services available with your UW NetID & Password, that your Husky Card is your library card, Canvas information, and more.

3.  Review Assignments: 

  • Literature Review Matrix" - due on Sun. July 10, (Linked in week 3 in Canvas). 12 points.
    • Excerpt from the assignment linked above:
      • The goal of this assignment is creating a testable research question and begin building on your final paper.  Your assignment will be due by 11:59pm Sunday 7/10. For those working with a peer, only one person needs to submit the lit matrix.

        Your lit review will be a summary and synthesis of the evidence around your question. This subjective gathering of knowledge will also analyze, critique, and show the gaps in literature.  

        You instructor will be looking for the following:

        a) Your draft research question and problem statement should be reflected in the literature you have found; and

        b) Four sources: at least three peer-reviewed academic articles and primary sources, and one can be a meta-analysis or systematic review.

        c) Your References should be in 7th ed. APA format. Refer to Canvas links and PowerPoints presentation for support.  Remember that your final proposal will contain at least 6 articles.

        The assignment is in excel. However, you may use a word doc or google doc to submit your assignment.

        Literature Review Matrix Template.xlsx 

  • Draft introduction, Research Question, and Purpose Statement due on Sun. July 24, (in Canvas). 20 points.
    • You will have at least 6 references. The majority of your sources should be original research articles; not reviews.  At this point, Hoa is looking for quality of references; not quantity.
  • "Final Paper: Research Proposal" - due on Thu. Aug. 19, (in Canvas). 35 points.

4. Review of the "Library Activity 1: Interlibrary Loan Account Setup" homework assignment in Canvas, and due on Sunday, June 26. How did this go?

5. Review of the "Library Activity 2-Background Research Learning Activity" in Canvas, and due on Sun. July 3. See the Books & Encyclopedias page in this guide for a link to the Gale Ebooks resource. 

  • As you get started with choosing your research topic, it is helpful to do some background research to familiarize yourself to "the lay of the land." 
  • Making sense of the scholarly conversation requires some guidance, and scholars have been studying topics for decades.
  • This can activity can help you discover search words you can use in PubMed

6. Review the "Library Activity 3-PubMed Searching Learning Activity" quiz in Canvas, due on Wed. July 6.

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Research Proposal Assignment:

The largest assignment for this class will be the completion of an individual research proposal. For this project, each student will select a health research topic of interest, develop a research question, and propose a research project that could provide evidence with regards to the research question. Your introduction will include a literature review that will include background information on your topic. 

The Final Proposal Paper is a revision that will include (1) Title page; (2) Introduction (literature review); (3) Methods (research question, purpose statement, study design, sampling, ethical considerations, data collection and analysis subsections); (4) Conclusion (significance, limitations, next steps & future considerations) sections; and (5) References: At least six references should be included - six are to be primary, peer reviewed research, and the rest can be something like a website reference, e.g., CDC, WHO. Follow 7th edition APA.