Posted by Dionne on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 5:50am.
You may have to search and research, but once you learn some good sources and methods, you should have success. In addition to searching on the Internet, you also need to make best friends with the reference librarian(s) in your local or college library. Libraries these days subscribe to enormous research databases, and they are often more useful than Internet searches. Ask your librarian if you have access to EBSCOHost -- it has several databases within it, including at least three for health sciences, one for military and government, one huge one for academic research, and others.
For Internet searching:
At this webpage, you can go immediately to the search sites (first three columns across the top) -- or even better you can scroll down until you see the section called HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET. Those are the links to start with. You'll not only learn how to come up with good search terms, but also how to evaluate the webpages you get as results. Some will be good and others will be garbage. You need to know how to tell the difference.
My favorite way to search is to go to Google's advanced search page http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en and put my search words or phrases into the first or second search box (either "all the words" or "exact phrase"). Another is to start out at http://scholar.google.com. However, there many other strategies for searching you can use, and the HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET section will help you best.
Learning to use Google or other search engines can save you time and help you learn to find information efficiently. Here are some websites that can teach you how:
... and one to help you judge whether a particular website's information is worth your time:
anatomy and physiology - has anyone ever taken anatomy and physiology...if so ...
anatomy/physiology I - Why is proper microscope technique important for studying...
anatomyan dphysiology - explain how the physiology of the bone is related to its...
Science(pre-med) - In pre-med we are making powerpoints about the anatomy and ...
Anatomy & Physiology II - The left side of the heart pumps the same volume ...
anatomy and physiology II - air moves into the lungs bacause? Pressure ...
anatomy and physiology II - why does air move into the lungs? Bob Pursley ...
Anatomy and Physiology - What is the primary function of Lymphocyte
anatomy and physiology - What is the function/purpose of Omentum?
anatomy and physiology - what cellular process involves mitosis?
For Further Reading