For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.
The best way to locate articles is through library databases. Go to http://libguides.nvcc.edu/databasesbysubject and look under the categories Health Sciences (DIT,DNH,EMS,HIM,HLT,MDL,NUR,OTA,PTH,RAD,ROC,RTH) to find a list of relevant databases. Here are a few databases that you may find particularly helpful:
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.
collagen AND healing
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.
"fall prevention" AND "physical therapy"
Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using therap* as a search term will include results that refer to therapy, therapies, theraputic.
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.
More information on finding scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.