A step-by-step approach for finding secondary and primary literature in all areas of Medicine and related disciplines.
Questions? Please contact me (email@example.com).
Primary literature looks like this, this, or this … (note the format–Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References)
… what is the question(s) you are trying to answer? These secondary sources can help you —
*answer fact questions
*discover search terms, phrases, and names
*focus a research question
Remember, true research is rarely a straight path.
For easy-to-understand, authoritative information about human diseases and disorders.
An incredible wealth of overview and more in-depth information organized by the United States National Library of Medicine.
In-depth information about marketed drugs; National Library of Medicine.
MEDLINEplus — United States National Library of Medicine; a guide to thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and herbs and supplements.
For easy-to-understand, authoritative information about animal/non-human diseases and disorders.
… these sources can help you find evidence to answer your question or validate/invalidate an answer.
Use the “Advanced Search”; can also be used as a tool to focus a broad search (try out search terms, find a possibility, search that possibility in a disciplinary database, and then use the indexing to more precisely find additional papers).
Includes articles, book chapters, and images that have been used and cited by multiple Grinnell students and have been highly cited in the scientific literature. Links to full text are provided; some full text is directly available.