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MEGN 537 -- Probabilistic Biomechanics

This guide is for students taking Dr. Petrella's Probablistic Biomechanics course.

Why Articles?

The articles found in many scholarly journals go through a "peer-review" process. In other words, the articles are checked by academics and other experts. The information is therefore reliable.  As well as containing scholarly information, journal articles can include reports and/or reviews of current research and topic-specific information.

Use scholarly journals when you need original research on a topic; articles and essays written by scholars or subject experts; factual documented information to reinforce a position; or references lists that point you to other relevant research. Scholarly journals take less time to publish than books, but the peer-review process can be lengthy. 

Popular articles found in magazines are often written by journalist or professional writers for a general audience.  They tend to be shorter than scholarly journal articles and rarely give full citations for sources.  Popular articles from magazines are helpful if you want background on a topic that is new to you or very current information.

For more detailed help evaluating sources, see our Evaluating Information guide. 

Core Electronic Resources

Related & Multidisciplinary Resources

eJournals in the Mines Collection

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We have full text access to all these journals except Spine.  If you are interested in any articles from Spine request them through Interlibrary Loan