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HHP 2195 Philosophy and Research in Health and Physical Activity: Get Started

Session Outline

  • Introduction and Overview of Library Services and Research, Reading, & Writing Studio (10 min)
  • Investigating the Library Catalog (5 min)
  • Investigating the Library's Science Databases (15 min)
  • Finding the whole article (5 min)
  • Searching Time (25 min)
  • APA Basics & Practice Citing a Journal Article (10 min)
  • Wrap-up/Questions/Evaluation (5 min)

Evaluating a Source

Finding Articles

Search with keywords from your topic in the SPU Databases for articles.

Try "Academic Search Premier"

Depending on your topic, you might want to add another database to your search.

    • Click on "Choose Databases" above the search boxes.
    • Check the box for the databases you want to add.
    • Hit "okay" and go back to your search screen
    • Ask a Librarian for help with choosing the right databases


Where is the actual article?

  • Full-text HTML or PDF in the database
  • Click on “Check for full-text”
  • In print or on microfilm at the SPU Library (“SPU holds this title”)
  • Area libraries such as the University of Washington or Seattle University
  • Interlibrary Loan

Please contact me or another librarian if you are having difficulty obtaining the full text of an article.