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Writing a Paper - Topic: Health Sciences: Tips on Searching

Here is some basic info on how to choose a topic, and resources to use to help you get started with writing a paper in the health sciences.

Tips on Searching

This chart is from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Website.  cdc.gov

It is an excellent summary of searching tips that you can use for all your searching; yes they even work in Google! :)

Tips on Searching:

Searching for: Returns pages containing:
hantavirus The word hantavirus
hantavirus, infectious, HIV Any of hantavirus, infectious, or HIV, ranked in the same order
infectious AND disease The words infectious and disease
infectious OR disease Either the word infectious or disease
infectious NOT disease The word infectious, but not the word disease
infect* Words beginning with infect
"leading cause of death" The entire phrase leading cause of death

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