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How to search in the health sciences


  • To be good at searching databases, it is important to use common search techniques that you can apply to almost any database, including:

    • article databases

    • online catalogs

    • search engines

  • Article databases offer more options and more control over your searches and require search techniques not commonly available in many search engines.  

  • Using these techniques will help you find relevant articles, books and other materials related to your information need

Develop and answerable question and a search strategy

Searching library databases requires you to have an answerable research question and a well developed search strategy. Learn how to create these first:

Thank you

The content and design of this page was gathered from and inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Database Search Tips LibGuide.