RLS 33200: Research Methods

Best Bets

EBSCO Research Library
Search accross multiple EBSCO databases.

Subject Databases
This is a great tool for finding primary biomedical journal articles with links to some full-text.


This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
This is a great tool for finding sports medicine, fitness, coaching and education articles. Be sure to include the keyword "research" if looking for research articles.

ERIC (Ebsco interface)
A great tool for finding the education literature.

ProQuest Education Database
A great tool for finding the education literature.

A  great tool for finding the psychology based literature.


Search Strategy: EBSCO Research Library

Have fun with your search by "OR-ing" terms, trying truncation using the * symbol, and changing the drop-down menu to abstract, title or subject.

1. "pet therap*" or "animal assisted therap*" or dog* or puppy or horse* or dolphin* or equine therap*
2. depress* or anxi* or stress* or mental health
3. child*

1. outdoor or outdoor recreation or wilderness or outside or wood* or nature 
2. child development
3.  play* or recess

1. adventure gap or minorit* or multicultur* or ethnicit* or race
2. recreation or leisure

1. social media or facebook or twitter or instagram or snapchat or tumblr or social networking
2. interpersonal relationship* or self esteem or self concept or self worth or confidence

1. after school program*
2. impact or effect* or influence

1. climate change or global warming or greenhouse effect
2. animal migrat*


Search Strategy: Medline and CINAHL

1. childhood obesity
2. nutrition education 

Search Stategy: PsycInfo

1. dance therap* OR movement therap* OR yoga OR ballet OR zumba OR crossfit
2. depress* OR anxi* OR stress
3. senior citizen* OR elderly OR aging OR older people

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Citing Sources Using APA

 Publication manual of the American Psychological Association  is the style manual of choice for many disciplines in the social sciences. The current edition is the sixth (2010).


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