SEARCH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
What IS a research database?
Before you begin your search for information about your Health Disparities Essay topic, take a few minutes on this page to review the basics of searching research databases:
Try using a search strategy worksheet to identify key concepts in your topic and choose search words:
Use these connector words in your search statement:
See this handout for examples of the use of Boolean connectors:
Building your bibliography is like making a snowball, add layers until it is the right size.
How do you know when you have enough?
For more see page 84 in
Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method.
Learn from your initial search results!
Examine the bibliographic records of relevant articles:
This helpful handout can help YOU do precise, targeted, and comprehensive searches!
From Richard Jizba at Creighton University Health Sciences Library.
Examine the references in relevant articles:
Do a Cited Reference Search of a significant or seminal article:
Use the databases listed below to do a cited reference search: