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Start with one word or phrase that expresses a key part of your inquiry. Since you will often be separating articles relevant to your field from research in other medical fields, it often makes sense to start there:
it can be useful to put two word phrases in quotation marks
occupational therapy vocational guidance
OR start with the therapy, condition, theory, etc. that you are researching.If you are researching therapies or conditions, such as:
traumatic brain injury or "traumatic brain injury"
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Do you get any ideas of other terms to use?
Should you add quotation marks or take them away?
What can you observe from your results that helps you do a better search if one is needed?
READ. Even if what you see isn't quite right, you'll get clues to go on if you engage with the material instead of just doing search after search without refining your thoughts.
What Types of Things You'll Find
Types of things you might find:
Physical books that are located in the Parkland Library. These will have a call number, more information about locating them is below.
Ebooks--either whole ones or entries from things like dictionaries and encyclopedias
Articles from Magazines and Journals
TO GET BOOKS IN HAND
Head to the Parkland Learning Commons/Library. If you need help finding the books, ask for help.
Remember you must have your Parkland ID with you to check out library materials.
No Full Text?
Discover an article you want, but no full text links in our databases?