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... a commonsense approach to help you find relevant, quality information--for writing a paper, preparing a presentation, working on a lab experiment, answering a question, etc.
... questions to ask; how appropriate, valid, and useful is the information?
... what is the question(s) you are trying to answer? These secondary sources can help you shape and decide on your question--while also helping you understand concepts and find facts. Remember that true research is rarely a straight path.
Contains reference material covering all major scientific disciplines with articles drawn from McGraw-Hill encyclopedias, dictionaries, and yearbooks, as well as videos, curriculum materials, and links to primary source documents.
For easy-to-understand, authoritative information about human diseases and disorders.
An incredible wealth of overview and more in-depth information organized by the United States National Library of Medicine.
MEDLINEplus -- United States National Library of Medicine; a guide to thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and herbs and supplements.
In-depth information about marketed drugs; National Library of Medicine.
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
For easy-to-understand, authoritative information about animal/non-human diseases and disorders.
Print Location: Science Library Reference RS51 .M4
An encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals; contains indexes arranged by Registry Number, molecular formula, chemical name, etc.
... these sources can help you find evidence to answer your question or back up an answer
Secondary literature looks like this or this ...
Primary literature looks like this or this ... (note the format--Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References)
1-secondary ; 1978-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more.
Useful for coverage of newspapers and some popular magazines 1980's-present; use the Power Search.
Includes articles and book chapters in the Sciences (and related areas) found useful by past and present Grinnell College students.
3-primary; search these 3 databases simultaneously; a good way to search for primary literature about almost any topic in Medicine.
1809-present (with greater coverage beginning in the 1940's). One of the premier sources for bibliographic coverage of medicine, medical research, health care, molecular biology, physiological psychology, bioethics, and much more. Accessed through ProQuest.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
The NCBI interface to MEDLINE.
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
"Commercial analysis of the pharma and biotech sectors ..."
Maintained by the Food and Drug Administration for reporting serious reactions, product quality problems, therapeutic failure, and product-use errors with medical products, including drugs, biologic products, medical devices, dietary supplements, infant formula, and cosmetics. Includes educational resources and safety alerts.
... get that evidence--download it, find it on the shelf, etc.
The full text of journals, magazines, newspapers, and books available online through the Grinnell College Libraries.
Accesses the scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Includes links to resources subscribed to by Grinnell College.
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