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PBH 101 and 102: Introduction to Public Health; Communication in Public Health

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public bicycles australiaFind Articles - Best databases for finding journal articles and tips for using them.

Find Books - Relevant books and catalog search help.

Find Video - Suggested streaming videos and help searching the video content.

Find Web Pages - Accurate and useful free websites.

APA Style Guide -  Formatting hints and examples.

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Science News Literacy and the Scientific Method

Know how to verify legitimate scientific claims, and debunk junk science.

The Problem of Bad Science:Simple model of scientific method

"'Bad Science' Is Everywhere. What Can We Do to Stop Its Spread?" 

"Why most published research findings are false" (2005)

"Even in 2015, the public doesn't trust scientists"

Addressing the Problem:

The Center for Open Science - Providing an infrastructure for detailed reporting scientific experiments and and the promotion of reproducible discoveries.

Unpaywall - Browser plugin that allows legal and free access to full texts of peer reviewed journal articles. Best when paired with the Open Access Button - Free, legal research articles and data delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.

Little Maxima - Virtual Reality News Reader

The C.R.A.P. test, explained (video) - Evaluating sources by Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view.

More on the Scientific Method. From Dziak, M. (2014). Scientific method. Salem Press Encyclopedia Of Science.