It can be difficult to determine how or where to begin a search for information, but these tips and tricks should get you started. If you have questions or need assistance contact Andrea Kepsel, Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, at email@example.com.
If Andrea is not available you can still get assistance from a librarian through the MSU Libraries Ask A Librarian services. For technical assistance or answers to general library questions contact the 24/7 Support Line at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 500-1554.
1) When starting a search, think about the main keywords of your search. Be as specific as possible.
2) It may be necessary to search in multiple locations in order to find all the necessary literature on your topic.
3) Review articles provide a thorough introduction to a topic and often have extensive bibliographies that can be used to find additional literature on that topic.
4) When accessing the electronic databases always go through the MSU Libraries. This will give you access to the full text of articles available in the Libraries' journal subscriptions.
5) Not everything is available online. Print resources are available at the Main Library and can be checked out using your MSU ID.
6) If you need a resource not available at the MSU Libraries you can request it through InterLibrary Loan.
The resources highlighted on this guide are just a selection available from the MSU Libraries that are likely to contain resources for this course. You may wish to search other resources and the Health Sciences Digital Library is a good place to start.