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Library Research for Exercise Science

Guide to help with research for topics in exercise science.

Where do YOU get your news?

Do any of these websites look familiar?  These are often starting points for how people get science news today. They can also hear it on news broadcasts or by listening to the radio.



© Samantha D. Kennedy, Rowan University, 

Where does it come from?

Exercise Science news comes from reliable resources.  What reliable resources? The actual and research that's being done.  After researchers write peer-reviewed primary research articles and peer-reviewed secondary review articles, the information is disseminated to the general public via TERTIARY resources.

© Samantha D. Kennedy, Rowan University, 

Why Tertiary Resources

Tertiary resources are written for the General Public and are much easier to understand than the primary and secondary articles they are based on.

Tertiary resources are written by journalists and are meant to summarize research in an easy to understand way.  Think about listening to the news and hearing about new studies about drugs or treatments, those are great examples or tertiary news.

Tertiary resources are NOT peer-reviewed, but are instead should based on trusted information.  Keep this in mind while looking for tertiary resources.