The Place to Start...
Welcome to the HLTH 334 Consumer Education in Health Research Guide!
This guide has been designed to provide you with resources for the assignments regarding...
analyzing an advertisement and infomerical, locating an academic and popular magazine with information about the same topic, using PowerPoint and Publisher, finding information for your class presentation, and searching for quality health websites
In addition you can also find information about citing the sources you use in your papers and presentations.
Feel free to follow the tabs in order, or choose those that best fit your needs for the assignment you are working on.
Access to Library Materials Using a LibGuide
The Chadwick Home Page: Your Gateway to Quality Info Sources...
Library-purchased databases are available only to current IWC students unless used in the Library or computer labs. An IWC username and password is required to access these resources from any other location.
When using this guide, you will see two links for each database.
Choose the on-campus link if you are using this LibGuide in the Library or one of the computer labs in the Science Hall.
Click the off-campus link if you are accessing databases in the dorms or in other locations.
Databases Vs. Web
It is important to understand the differences between library databases and the web...
They are highlighted below:
|Library Databases||The Web|
|Only for authorized users (IWC students)||Anyone can use|
|Costs the Library thousands of dollars||Mostly free|
|Articles from magazines, journals, newspapers as well as reference books and electronic books||Websites|
|Organized and indexed for retrieval of specific information (often full-text online) on a topic||Long list of unorganized links with many being irrelevant|
|Search can be focused in precise ways: subject, date, type of source, peer-reviewed, etc.||Search by keyword with limited focus capabilities|
|Can search for quality articles written by experts in their fields||Info can be written and put on the web by anyone|
|Citation info given||Citation info not always available|
|Date given||May not say when site was created or updated|
|Can search for authoritative and accurate info checked by experts||May purport to be true, but in reality may be biased, unreliable, or even inaccurate|
|Purpose to advance knowledge or scholarship||Purpose of site may be no more than to sell a product|
|Even with a bias, may often be used for scholarly research||Requires caution and careful evaluation when using for academic purposes|
LibGuide "Tech Specs"
A LibGuide is optimally viewed using the Firefox browser from Mozilla
In order to view/use a LibGuide you may need to:
- Check resolution of your screen
- Update to the latest version of your browser
To set screen resolution:
- My Computer
- Control Panel
- Settings tab
- Set Screen Resolution slider to 1024 X 768 pixels
- Make sure Color Quality is set to highest (32 bit)
If using Internet Explorer, version update to 7.0 is recommended!
- Launch Internet Explorer
- Click Help
- Click About Internet Explorer
- Version of Explorer will be displayed
To set your computer to automatically update to latest version of Internet Explorer:
- Internet Options
- In General Tab find Browsing History and click Settings
- nder Check for Newer Version of Stored Pages click button for Every Time I Visit the Webpage