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Dr. Brown, Spring 2017
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    Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question

    From your research topic or question: Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms

    Pressure Ulcers

    Good Search Terms:

    "treatments", "medical interventions",  "pressure ulcers"



    Step 2: Get Background Information

    Finding Background Information


    • Overview   -   Gain a broad understanding of your topic
    • Definitions - Be an informed reader
    • Notable Names - Know the major players
    • Dates & Events - Contextualize your topic
    • Bibliographies - Fish those citations!

              General Encyclopedias

                   Use Fetch to find online encyclopedia entries aka Research Starters for your search terms.

                   Other useful online encyclopedias:
                   Wikipedia: Medical Guidelines (Remember, use only for preliminary research and information from appropriate references)
                                        Reference #12 Circulation

             Subject Specific Encyclopedias

    •          Extensive - Gain a more in-depth understanding of your topic


    Step 3: Gather More Search Terms

    Build a list of keywords and synonyms


    "medical intervention" "treatment"

    ulcer • decubitous ulcer • sore • bedsore pressure ulcer

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