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
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