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Library resources for the DHYG 1010 student project
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2. Search Online Resources Print Page

A. Choosing a Database/Source

Once you have selected your keywords, it is time to pick a library database or resource to search for information.  Think about what information you need to find.  Use the chart below to help you choose a library resource to search.

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definitions / medical terms

Just enter the word or phrase into the search box or the "Search Within" option at the top of the page.  Remember to narrow your search options on the left side of the results screen for related articles and ideas, when searching eBooks.

research / journal articles

Mix and match your keywords - connecting each keyword with "AND".  

Remember to try synonyms for your keywords.  For example, searching with "gerontology", "geriatrics", "elder care" and "elderly" can each bring up different results.


You will need to know the current GALILEO password to use any online library resource.  Check your student email for the GALILEO password for the current semester OR visit the Resources tab on the Student Portal.


    B. Narrowing Your Search

    Using broad search terms (like "tooth decay") will return a large number of articles.  To narrow your results, try some of these options:

    1.  Check for Full Text  By default, your search should be limited to full-text articles only. Make sure that this option is selected.
    2.  Change the Date    Think about your topic.  You may only need articles from a certain time period.  If you need articles written in the last five years, five days, or only in the 1980s - you will have an option to limit the date range of your results on the results screen.      
    3.  Add Keywords Add more keywords to your search.  For example: Instead of searching for "oral health and tooth decay", search for "tooth decay and obesity and elderly" OR "tooth decay and child and united states".
    4.  Limit to "Scholarly Journals" If you are searching for journal articles with research, select the option to search for scholarly journals or peer-reviewed journals (or both).
    5.  Use synonyms  
    Try synonyms or alternate names for the disease/condition you are researching.  For example, search for tetnus - but also search for lockjaw.

    D. Additional How To Guides and Tutorials

    Need help using one of the library's online resources?  Check out some of the how-to guides below.  The Library Orientation guide will give a general overview of each major library resource.

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