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OESM 101: Find Articles

Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health


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Print Magazines and Journals

Current issues are on display. Request back issues at the Circulation Counter. Some articles are available full text online via our databases.

  • EHS today: the magazine for environment, health and safety leaders

               Full text online from 2000-present via Vocational and Career Collection       

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Professional safety

               Full text online from 1997-present via Academic Search Complete

  • Safety + health


Magazine vs. Journal...What's the difference?

Its purpose is to inform or entertain Its aim is to report on scholarly research
Articles typically short in length Longer articles with in-depth analysis
Written by a reporter, journalist, or staff writer Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)
Articles are reviewed by editorial staff Articles are peer-reviewed & critically evaluated by scholars
Little or no references are included as support Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography
Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.
Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review
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