This video, created by the North Carolina State University Libraries and under a Creative Commons license, presents a good overview of the research and peer-review processes.
Medical/health literature databases are good sources for identifying articles on your specific topic.
Publicly accessible databases include
Current UNH students, faculty and staff as well as visitors to the UNH Library can use
Systematic reviews can be identified through the following databases that UNH subscribes to
“Popular” information sources (TV, newspapers, radio, popular magazines) are rarely the best sources of health information as they
These can be good for alerting you to new developments that you can investigate further in more reputable, authoritative sources described in this guide.
Peer-reviewed articles are a key source but there are other quality places to check.
What type of periodical you are dealing with?
This one-page chart describing the characteristics of
will help you.
An informative 3-minute video created by Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University.