- Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you. Having trouble with a topic? Here are some places to get ideas.
- Select appropriate search terms for your subject. Here are some examples:
- What are some of the latest breakthroughs in Sickle Cell Anemia? "Sickle Cell Anemia" 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
- Search PITTCat+ and subject oriented databases.
- Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
- Evaluate your resources carefully! Especially information from websites.
- When in doubt, contact your librarian.
You may also want to check Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish, 3rd. ed., 2011, by Ellen R. Girden. This book is available at the Bradford Campus Library Q180.55.E9 G57 2011.