This activity is designed to help you find and evaluate resources for your Diabetes Trends project. I will cover the following topics:
Below you will find a series of short videos and directions that will walk you through each of the topics listed above. Under the video series, you will have an activity that you will need to complete after viewing the videos. At the end of the activity, a certificate of completion will be produced for you to upload to Blackboard.
To view all of the required video units (1-3) and complete the activity should take around 30 minutes.
Next you may need to think about narrowing that topic a bit. This may take some exploration. Some ways to narrow:
Sometimes you will need to search your topic, even at it's broader stage, to see what the literature has to offer. Ideas will come!
In this super-short video I demonstrate ways to casually narrows a health topic by perusing the existing literature in ArticlesPlus. Topic: gestational diabetes.
The video below will demonstrate how to search using one of the databases and search tips listed above for this example topic: Which type of diet is best for adults with type 2 diabetes: low-carbohydrate or low-fat?
Topics include: peer-review vs. scholarly, how to evaluate resources, and I will be introducing a tool I created to help quickly evaluate journal articles.
<--- All of the resources/tools utilized are available on the Evaluating Resources tab on this guide.