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Search for your terms in quotations to search as a phrase, adding keywords you're interested in: e.g. "Osteogenesis imperfecta" diagnosis or "brittle bone disease" prognosis
Reading Scholarly Journal Articles
You will find scholarly journal articles (a.k.a. peer reviewed or research articles) on these topics. These articles can be very long and are written for a specific expert audience. Fret not!
If you start at a broad source like Kahn Academy or wikipedia, leave it at that: a start! Use what you learn there to refine your search in Proquest, JStor, and other databases and websites.
Avoid commercial sites like webmd or healthline. If you want help evaluating a website, email Sarah!
Use the advanced search in Proquest to find specific tdocument types: case study and statistics/data report are good places to start.
Citing sources for research is necessary! Why?
Keep track of your resources as you research in Noodletools. You'll need to cite resources within the paper AND include a bibliography.
Noodletools make it easy to do that. Most databases have a feature for you to export directly into noodletools!
Google scholar can be a useful tool in academic research, however, many of the articles you'll find there are behind a paywall. Please exhaust the library databases first before heading to google scholar!
If you have checked in the databases, searched regular (free) google, and are not satisfied with your results, email Sarah the librarian to get some search tips and strategies.
If you do find an article behind a paywall, the librarians may be able to find it for you.
DO NOT PAY FOR ARTICLES ON THE INTERNET!