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Occupational Safety and Health: Articles

This guide will lead you to the professional and academic resources available through the CCBC library.

Library Databases

Research databases are the best way to find quality information for your assignments.

Databases are not websites--they are the official online versions of magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books.

The thousands of full text articles can be about a specific subject or can be good to start general research on a topic.

The CCBC Library subscribes to many databases. This Guide includes some of the best to use for this subject.

To see all of the databases that we own follow this link: CCBC Databases


This is where you will find articles on specific topics in trade publications, scholarly journals, newspapers, and magazines. To get the best results, use keyword combinations and phrase searching (" ") - see the box to the right for more tips.

How to Read a Scientific Journal Article (that handout from class)

If this makes no sense, try this: Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

And here's a video, for you non-readers: How to Read Academic Research

Off Campus Access

To find articles in databases off campus, log-in with your CCBC user name and password. For more information see: Remote Access

Searching with Keywords

The best strategy for searching databases is to identify your keywords - such as CONSTRUCTION and CRANE and safety, or DRYWALL and DUST and HEALTH. Adding the words safety, health, workplace, industrial, regulations, or general terms to indicate the workplace field such as construction are good anchors to ensure you will pull articles from the right field. Remember to consider synonyms - choose the words that are used by the standard-making organizations.