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HEA 110: Health Research Midterm (Coutouzis)

This research guide includes resources to help you complete the HEA-110 Health Research Midterm on College Students and Health for Coutouzis.


Use this focused rubric and the resources below to develop your site.

  1. High-risk behaviors and negative lifestyle choices: habits and behaviors are more commonly seen in the U.S. college student population that increase the risk of higher stress levels.
  2. Short- and long-term health effects: discuss the health effects of poorly managed stress as it relates to the habits and behaviors you identified in rubric item number one.
  3. Symptoms and/or indicators, and tests/diagnoses for a person that may be on the negative end of the wellness spectrum: detail symptoms and indicators for someone struggling with stress management. How would a healthcare provider approach the process of understanding someone’s stress and how it is affecting their lives?
  4. Optimal lifestyle choices for prevention, and how to seek treatment when needed: how can U.S. college students reduce their risk of chronic stress? This will address items identified in rubric item number one. Identify different treatment options someone can pursue to address stress management.
  5. Globalized content is included: and do not forget to copy and paste the following focus points/questions into your site.  Compare the U.S. rates stress of reported stress to the rates of your assigned country. What similarities and differences do you see? What can our country learn from your assigned country to enhance our quality of life regarding stress management?
  6. Information is adapted to the college-aged population (15-24 years of age): make this consistent. Stress remains one of the top three reported impediments to academic success in our country. This age group should not be neglected in your site.
  7. Credible sources referenced and cited in-text: for all information, including infographics and videos used.
  8. Site uses concise and easily understood information, as well as a variety of images, infographics, and/or videos: think of what you like to see when you look up health information. Make your page easily navigable, and sections of information clearly identified. Avoid text that is too small to read, and be sure your images are not blurry or cropped too much.


These resources below have been specifically chosen by your instructor and the librarian to help you find the information you need to complete the project. You will need to find two additional sources on your own. To find more, scroll down this page to search for more resources such as articles, statistics, or books.

Additional Resources


Search for Articles and E-books

Summon Search

Advanced Search Options  |  Summon Help

Search iconSearch Examples

You can copy and paste any of the following search phrases into the search box above in order to get started. Edit the search to include the name of the country, region, or ethnic group that you are researching. 

  •  (UK OR "United Kingdom"​) AND (college OR university) AND stress
  • (Spain or Spanish) AND (college or university) AND (psychological distress OR stress)
  • (Europe OR "European Union") AND psychological distress​
  • stress AND health effects


Search Tips

  • Make sure that the information presented is ABOUT your assigned country. Read the abstract or other surrounding information carefully. If you're not sure, ask your instructor or a librarian to help you.
  • Check the publication date of each source you find. Try to use resources published within the past 5 years. 

Search for Statistics

How to Use FastStats

  • You can type keywords in the search box, or choose a topic from the navigation menu.
  • In addition to the quick facts that appear at the top of the page, make sure that you explore any links listed under the sections titled Related FastStats, and More Data
  • There are other places to search for statistics. If you need help, ask a librarian!

FastStats Illicit Drug Topic Page

Off-Campus Access

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