To focus your research, think about what kind of question you are asking.
When you are learning about a new topic in medicine, you are probably looking for answers to who, what, where, why, when, & how questions. These are also called background questions. Asking these kind of questions helps you explore a new topic & & answers can be easily found in articles & text books, & basic reference sources, such as Wikipedia or a Research Starter online article in the library catalogue. These are such questions as:
1. What aspect of the topic interests me? Break down the topic into its narrower aspects & choose one that interests you.
E.g. kidney diseases > chronic kidney disease (ckd) > how is it diagnosed?
2. To start your search for books, ebooks and ejournal articles, use the UNic library catalogue
3. Think of words that describe your topic & enter these words into Library Search.
E.g. chronic kidney disease, diagnosis
4. If you want the full text for an electronic resource, watch video (left) to learn how to access full text via OpenAthens.
To find ebooks and/or journal articles, enter your keywords and select E-resources from drop down menu
To see if the library subscribes or provides open access to a specific journal title, search the publication list
Find a book on the library shelf to begin your research via the Library catalogue