UNC’s library system has CONSIDERABLE online and print sources. I recommend bookmarking the main library website as soon as possible.

Here’s a few tips and tricks:

  • If you need to find something in a particular discipline, I recommend accessing the “E-Research by Discipline” just below the enormous library search field. Here you can see what online resources are available in different fields of study.
  • You can also access specific academic journals by using the e-journal finder.
  • Not all Science journals are created equal! In the sciences there are a number of well-respected interdisciplinary journals:  PNAS (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.), Nature, Science, Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Resources, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affair, to name a few. I recommend starting with these before looking to more obscure e-resources.
  • UNC Library’s Science Research 101

Science Blogging


The Last Word on Nothing

Thirty Seven

Not Exactly Rocket Science

bad medicine

Scientific Research

On the rigors of scientific research (or not?)
Two Doc’s Talk–Can we Trust Medical Research?

Publishing: The Peer Review Problem (from Nature, 2014)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
“Scientific Studies” (HBO, 2016)
FiveThirtyEight RoundTable on Scientific Scandals (FiverThirtyEight, podcast + article)
How to Tell Good Studies from Bad
Failure is Moving Science Forward
Science isn’t Broken
Reading about the embattled trachea surgeon Dr. Macchiarini 

On P-Hacking: 
It’s Time to Stop Misusing P-Values
Not Even Scientists can Explain P-Values

On the Reproducibility Crisis
Failure is Moving Science Forward
Reproducability Initiative

Towards a more rigorous scientific method
Who Will Debunk the Debunkers 

Retraction Watch