The July Issue is Here!

19 articles, Editor’s Commentary, 2 open access – all in The HPP Journal July Issue in print and online now. Check it out!

New Tool: “How to Read a Scholarly Article” Infographic

By the time we have become instructors and faculty in higher education, we have spent countless hours reading and skimming scholarly articles in our field. We often forget that reading, understanding, and conducting research with published literature is a skill. Some students come in well-prepared to tackle the challenge, but as an academic librarian with over 10 years experience, I’ll risk saying that the majority do not. These are skills that need to be taught and practiced; and often the students are either not introduced to – or don’t understand the importance of – their schools’ librarians in healing them learn.

I’m excited that my internship with Health Promotion Practice Journal has allowed me to create an infographic with step-by-step instructions for students, along with a set of teaching slides for instructors, on “How to Read a Scholarly Article.” The information is not new, but the route of promotion through a scholarly publication is. It seems like a win-win situation to have a scholarly journal promote how to better read and engage with the content they produce, and so all of the editors and interns hope the tools will make it into the hands that can benefit most from their use.

  • Clicking the links at the bottom of the post will allow you to download a high resolution .png file of the infographic, which we encourage you to share widely with attribution.
  • You can also download a .pptx file of a set of teaching slides, which you can rearrange, add, or delete whole slides however you wish; we just ask that you keep the content on each slide largely “as is” and provide proper attribution if you do not use the reference slide.


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Why should I be treated if I’m not sick?

“…young adults often have important & insightful questions about #HCV. Frontline providers should be prepared with equally important & insightful responses.”

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Do you believe stories have a place in research?

HPP’s Editor-in-Chief, Kathleen Roe, writes that stories can contribute to our understanding of local efforts to implement research-based policy and practice recommendations in real community contexts.

Check out the rest of her commentary and the exciting articles in HPP’s 2018 November issue:
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