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FMPH 193: Public Health Capstone Research Guide

Tip #5: Learn How to Work the Resource(s)

  • What is the subject focus of the database?
  • What types of resources does the database include?  Just articles? Include books, websites, conference proceedings, more?
  • What are the database's strengths & limitations?

**    What tricks make the database work better   **

  • Does it have filters or limits?
  • Options to help enter your search terms or an advanced search page?
  • Assistance for finding and using the controlled vocabulary terms?
  • Link for similar or related articles  
  • Other features?