Finding Health Information: A Path Through the Maze
By the time you complete this tutorial, you should be able to:
- Describe strategies for choosing and using tools to find information on a disease or topic
- Describe features of the following tools:
- UNC-Chapel Hill Catalog
- Health Source (Nursing/Academic Edition)
- Be able to access and use the tools listed above
- Know where to go for help if you are having difficulty
This tutorial includes the following main sections:
Cases presents three situations where health information is needed.
Strategy describes strategies for accessing health information and introduces concepts of boolean searching.
Catalog describes basics of using the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries catalog.
Databases explains how to access and use the UNC-Chapel Hill E-Research Tools page.
Peer-Review goes in detail to describe what makes a journal "peer-reviewed" and explain how to limit searches to peer-reviewed articles.
Quiz includes multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge of the material covered in this tutorial. Each time you answer a quiz question, you get immediate feedback.
This tutorial provides basic concepts and instructions. For more in-depth discussion of Boolean searching, see the Bonus Features: Boolean Searching guide.
How to Use this Tutorial
- We will use examples from three case studies to help explain why and how you would use the key resources in health sciences research
- After you've finished working through the tutorial, go to the quiz to test your knowledge of material. Once you finish the quiz, you will be able to print out a certificate showing that you have completed the Finding Health Information tutorial.