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Getting started

This guide is a starting point research tips in fields related to health sciences. Please also check out the Medical and Health Sciences Education subject guide for more links and information. For search tips for specific databases, including ERIC (via EBSCO), PubMed and Scopus, check out this page.

Citing your sources

Find information about the APA Citation Style (American Psychological Association)For information on citation management softwares (ex. Endnote, Zotero, ect.), please see the Citation Guide. For workshops on how to use these resources, please see the library's workshop page.

WorldCat Discovery MCGILL LIBRARY (journal articles excluded)


Search WorldCat Discovery for McGill's collection of resources: books, journals & articles, multimedia, and other resources, in both print or electronic format, EXCLUDING journal articles.

Finding articles

Evaluating your sources

Not all information is created equal!

Use the CRAAP test to evaluate the relevance and quality of the information or evidence you have found.

Currency- how timely is the information? Does your topic require current information, or will older sources work as well?

Relevance- does the information answer your question and make sense in your context?

Authority- is the source of your information trustworthy? Do the author, journal, publisher or institution have appropriate credentials? Is the article peer reviewed?

Accuracy- is the content reliable, truthful, and correct? Is it evidence-based? Is there a list of references?

Purpose- what is the reason the information exists? Is there potential for bias? Are they selling something?

Staying organized

Use this search strategy worksheet to keep track of your searches.

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