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Course & Subject Guides

Human Anatomy and Physiology - Bradford Campus

This guide is intended to assist students in Dr. Merwine's Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 classes and Professor James's Labs.

The Research Process

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject.  Use the worksheet below for help.
    For example:
    • What are some of the latest breakthroughs in acute lymphoblastic leukemia? "acute lymphoblastic leukemia" AND (breakthrough OR new treatments)
    • What are some muscular disease that affect children?-->(muscle or muscular) diseases AND children
    • How does drug use contribute to birth defects--> drug abuse AND pregnancy
    • What is the best treatment for bipolar disorder?-->("bipolar disorder" AND treatment)
    • What is dermatographic urticaria and can it be treated? -->("dermatographic urticaria" AND treatment)
  • Search PittCat and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

Need Research Ideas?

Browse the Credo Reference mind map below or click on the MedlinePlus Health Topics link for research ideas

Critical Thinking

Obtained from the Science is Awesome Facebook page at: