TIP #1: SEED ARTICLE
Begin your research with a "seed article" - an article that strongly supports your research topic. Then use a citation database to follow the studies published by finding articles which have cited that article, either because they support it or because they disagree with it.
TIP #2: SNOWBALLING
Snowballing is the process where researchers will begin with a select number of articles they have identified relevant/strongly supports their topic and then search each articles' references reviewing the studies cited to determine if they are relevant to your research.
BONUS POINTS: This process also helps identify key highly cited authors within a topic to help establish the "experts" in the field.
Drug Information Databases:
Following are core databases covering the medical health science literature.
Following databases focus on exercise science topics
Subject Specific Databases
Depending on your topic, search the following databases to locate research on a specific topic area to help refine your search.
General in Scope Databases:
If your topic is broad, try the following multi-dicipline databases which will include scholarly research as well as articles from newspapers, wire feeds, trade publications, reports and conference papers and proceedings.
Tip: Click "Peer-Reviewed" to refine your search to only articles in scholarly publications.
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