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AHS 102 Journal Article Summary Assignment

This guide is designed to help you complete your AHS 102 professional journal article summary assignment.

4. Find a Journal Article

Once you've narrowed your topic and thought about keywords, try searching the database below for potential journal articles .  The following database is the best place to start. If your keywords aren't working, ask a librarian for help!

Recommended Databases

For additional help, see our step-by-step directions on searching for your article in the Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine database.

Article Requirements

**Always double check specific requirements with your instructor and/or assignment sheet.

  1. Your article must be peer-reviewed
    When searching for articles, look for the check box in the database to limit your results to peer-reviewed articles.
  2. Your article must contain 10 medical terms that you will define
  3. Your article must be about one of the body systems
    Assignment #1 choose from:  Assignment #2 choose from:
    Musculoskeletal System
    Respiratory System
    Circulatory System
    Digestive System
    Urinary System
    Reproductive System
    Integumentary System
  4. Your article must be easy to understand
    If you can't understand the article, it will be impossible to summarize it.
  5. Your article should probably be between 1,000-4,000 words (consult your instructor if you want to do a longer article)
  6. Your article must be an approved document type
    Do not use an editorial, brief article, correction notice, ect. (consult your instructor for additional article types they do not want you to use).
  7. Your article should be 5 years old or less