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Biomedical Resources Guide: Finding Resources

Where to look for information

Biomedical sciences databases

Readings & past exams

Readings

Click on the link above then search for readings by typing in the subject code or subject name. Your readings may also be linked in your LearnJCU subject site.

If you are having trouble accessing readings remember there is more than one pathway available to you.

Past Exams

Click on the link above then search for past exams by subject code.

Past exams are not available for all subjects.

Search tips to improve results

Analysing your topic

The first thing to consider when searching is what you need to find. To do this, you should define your topic.

  • unpack your assignment topic to identify task, content, limiting and context words
  • consider if there are any synonyms or related concepts that may be relevant
Keyword biomedical sciences dog
Synonym/Related term anatomy & physiology canine
Synonym/Related term microbiology canis

See more about identifying keywords and synonyms.

Need help with defining a term or topic? Credo includes a range of health and medicine related dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks and more related to biomedical sciences, including Black's Medical Dictionary.

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Building your search strategy

Use a search strategy to find information more effectively and efficiently by:

Combining keywords

AND, OR and NOT are known as Boolean operators.

Modifying keywords

When modifying keywords, consider using:

  • phrase searching

  • truncation

  • wildcards

See more about developing your search strategy

Evaluating results

When evaluating your results, you should consider the following questions.

  • What is the intended audience?

  • Is the content biased?

  • What's the source's authority? Is it peer-reviewed?

  • How accurate is it?

  • How current is the information?

You can also use the Cornell Method Template to critically read and analyse the information contained in the articles you find in your results.

 

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