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HMSE 7010

This guide will help with library research for Research Methods in Health Sciences

Research Path Instructions

Welcome to the University Libraries' Online research tutorials. Start with Tutorial 1 and work your way through all six, or explore the tutorial that you're most curious about. Take each tutorial as many times as you need! 

In addition check out our research guides for Clinical Nutrition and the College of Health Sciences.

Developing Research Topic

develop your research topic

Tutorial 1: Develop Your Research Topic & Question

Work from a big picture subject to a question by brainstorming your research interests.

Search Strategies

plan your search effectively

Tutorial 2: Search Strategies

Develop a game plan for getting started on your research project, isolate the keywords in your research question or topic, brainstorm more keywords by searching, and combine keywords using Boolean logic.

Choosing a Database

choose a database

Tutorial 3: Databases

Learn what a library database is, access databases from the University Libraries website, and match specific databases with your information needs.

Resources Outside the Library

learn sources outside the library

Tutorial 4: Resources Outside of the Library

Learn tips and tricks for navigating Google. Wikipedia, and Google Scholar.


Evaluating Resources

evaluate resources

Tutorial 5: Evaluate Sources

Critically evaluate websites, learn strategies and tools for identifying credible news sources, and learn why library databases are your best bet for credible information.

Citing Sources

cite your sources

Tutorial 6: APA Citation

Learn to cite with APA style.