General materials on Medicine and Health can be found in the R section of the shelves.
RA Public aspects of medicine
RM Theraputics, pharmacology
RZ Other systems of medicine
Materials on Science are under Q.
Credo Reference has created topic pages for a wide range of health-related subjects. Find links to some of the different general resources to get started on research in health.
Search dictionaries and encyclopedias one keyword, concept or term at a time
What do you have to do to successfully complete this assignment? How long will each step take you?
Make a list of the tasks you need to accomplish. Set a schedule to finish each task. Put the schedule into your calendar.
Is your topic the right size? Most students choose a topic that is too large. Doing some presearch on your topic can help you get the big picture and understand what narrower topics are available.
Reference resources help you get started on a new topic, answer quick questions, and/or point you to further resources. Examples of reference resources include:
Almanacs - Atlases - Dictionaries - Encyclopedias - Handbooks - Indexes - Thesauri
Wikipedia is a crowd-sourced encyclopedia. Credo Reference is a collection of all of the above.
What questions will you need to answer to write about your topic? What information will you need to find to support your argument?
Make a list to help guide your research.
It's true - keywords are the key to success when it comes to research. Generating a list of keywords before you start searching - and adding to the list as you go - will make you an efficient, effective searcher. If you can't find what your looking for, it's probably due to bad keywords.