SLPA 46200: Service Learning Experience

SLPA 46200


Search for books at IC through the library's catalogue:
  • Brownson RC, Baker EA, Novick LF. Community-based Prevention. Gaithersburg, MD, Aspen Publications, 1999. Ch. 2
  • McKenzie JF, Smeltzer JL. Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer (ed 3). Boston, Allyn & Bacon, 2001. Ch. 4

Search for eBooks through ebrary
  • We subscribe to over 50,000 academic ebooks! The ebrary interface allows you to highlight, take notes, add books to a virtual book shelf, and print. You can find ebooks in our catalogue or search the ebrary site directionly.

Search for books outside of IC through WorldCat
  • A catalog of books, periodicals, cd-roms, videos, archival materials and photographs published worldwide. You can request books through Interlibrary Loan.

Defining Your Research Question

Determine and define the clinical problem
·       Frame this in a question format as it will help you determine the key concepts: population, intervention and outcome.
Generate a list of keywords using PICO
·       Patient or Population (what is the disorder or disease)
·       Intervention
·       Comparison (if any)
·       Outcome (what you are hoping to assess)

Finding Scholarly Articles

This is a great tool for finding primary medical and research articles.

This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.
This is a great tool for finding psychology, psychiatry, sociology and medical articles along with research articles.
ERIC (Ebsco interface)
This is a great tool for finding education articles.

You Found a Linked Article in a Database

If you searched in a database and clicked on the "Find Full Text" Link, a pop-up box will display Linking Information - in the box below, clicking on the "ARTICLE" link will take you to the article.

You Found a Non-LInked Article in a Database

If you searched in a database and clicked on the "Find Full Text" link and "No Full Text Found" appears in the pop-up box, click on the "Interlibrary Loan Reqest" Link:

Here is a quick video demo of the process.  We'll request a copy for you from another library.  The service is free to you, and takes between 1-3 business days.

Contact Us

picture of Laura Kuo
Health Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-1197

Library Exercise

Use this exercise as a template to help you with your assignments in this course.
Library Handout pdf


Youtube Videos

National Service Learning Clearinghouse

American Fact Finder: Census Data from 2000 to 2010 that focuses on population, housing, economic and geographic data.

National Center for Health Statistics: The CDC's source of health data.

Henry J Kaiser
: A wealth of data focusing on healthcare and health policy issues in the US.

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