The best way to locate articles is through library databases. Here are the best bets for general health sciences information:
(Note: if you are in the Nursing or Allied Health programs, please see NUR & Allied Health Guides)
Articles are published in periodicals, which is any type of publication published at a regular interval (weekly, monthly, quarterly). Periodical types include magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals which:
Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.
Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.
affordable care act AND seniors
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.
"affordable care act" AND seniors
Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using pollut* as a search term will include results that refer to attend, attends, attended, attendance, and attendant.
This video by Yavapai College Library in Prescott, Arizona demonstrates the different types of information found in Google versus library databases.
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