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Health Sciences Research Basics

Useful tips for research

Welcome

Welcome to the Health Sciences Research Basics guide

We have created this guide as a starting point or refresher on how to find health sciences research reports, often (but not always) found in the form of journal articles.

It will also help you prepare for your meeting with a health sciences librarian.

Definition & Content

 


Figure1. Information search process


This guide covers the main steps of the information search process:

              Step 1: Define your research question

              Step 2: Identify database(s) to search

              Step 3: Build your search strategy

                                 By using subject headings/keywords, structuring a search, database-specific operators and fields, and saving your searches.

              Step 4: Evaluate your results

                               Make sure your results match your research question.

If you are not (entirely) satisfied, you may want to modify your search strategy or your research question.

              Step 5: Manage your sources

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