|Alison (Ali) Konieczny|
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CLLS 431 - Cook
Advanced Hematology Research Guide
Avoid plagiarism by properly citing your sources. Please go to the Citations webpage to learn how.
Use the top Find pull-down menu from the Library Homepage to get to many of the resources you will need for your research, including:
- Articles: You can select Health and Medical Resources if you are specifically searching a health-related topic, or select other subject areas as necessary.
- Journals: Journals may be available online, in print, or in microform. You can search by the full journal title, title words, or by subject.
- Research Guides, with one specifically available for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Also, the center search box on the library's homepage will allow you to find Articles using the Databases tab, Books, journals, videos, and more using the Catalog tab, and Journals using the Journals tab.
Don't miss the link to Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc. linked from the middle search box on the Library Homepage.
- Practical diagnosis of hematologic disorders
- Rare Hematological Malignancies (available online)
- Hematology : basic principles and practice
- Clinical Laboratory Hematology: Available both in print, and online in Stat!Ref database, so you must click on Advanced Search, and specifically select this book to search within this book
- Williams Hematology: Available in print and online
To find articles pertinent to clinical laboratory sciences and other medical research articles, it is essential to use the appropriate databases that provide access to many citations and full-text articles. If you are doing research from off-campus, you will need to log-on to use databases licensed by FSU. You can log-on to the databases using your MyFSU username and password. Click here for more information on off-campus database access.
Stat!Ref is an excellent starting point for researching medical topics. Enter your search term into the search box and you will obtain a rank-ordered list of results taken from various medical encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other medical reference books. A very helpful feature of this database is the Related Concepts box to the left of the results that will provide you with synonyms for your topic. These related concepts or synonyms can be used to enhance your searches in this database, as well as the other databases. You can also use medical acronyms and abbreviations when searching in this database.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Find information from medical encyclopedias, journal articles, pamphlets, videos, and more using this database that is filled with information oriented towards health care consumers. This is a nice place to get a general overview of different diseases and conditions, as well as medications.
This is a general database that will be useful for searching many subject areas. For General OneFile, the default search is a subject guide search. In the subject guide search you can only search one term at a time. If you would like to refine your search or are having difficulties finding the proper subject term, switch to the Basic Search or Advanced Search and perform a keyword search, then select a pertinent article to find the proper subject heading. Also use the Basic Search or Advanced Search if combining search terms. In the Advanced Search you can limit your articles to particular journals, full-text, peer-reviewed, etc. If the full text of the article is not available in the database, click on the Find It link to determine how the article is available. For an example, see the Obtaining the Full-Text of Articles link below.
Click here for a General Onefile Database Guide.Also try Academic Onefile.
The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) currently gathers information from more than 1800 journals. Use the CINAHL Headings tab to get more subject-specific information on various topics. When you have found your subject heading, you may click on it to break your topic down by subdivision. Click on the Search Options link to the right of the results to add multiple limits such as peer-reviewed or publication date limits, and click on the recommended subjects to the left of your results to narrow your topic by subject. If the full text of the article is not available in the database, click on the Find It link to determine how the article is available. For an example, see the Obtaining the Full-Text of Articles link below.
This is the largest biomedical database, with over 18 million citations. Try to use specific keywords rather than broad keywords to obtain information pertinent to your topic. If retrieving an overwhelming number of articles, use various options to limit your search that were discussed in class. These options for limiting your search include:
- Select the related articles link when you find an article that is on topic
- Click on the Review tab to only see review articles
- Select the Limits tab and under Default Tag select Title so that your search terms are only being searched in the title
In order to link out to the full text of articles through PubMed: 1) click into the full record 2) click on the Find It link to try to access the full text. For an example, see the Obtaining the Full-Text of Articles link below.
Click here for a PubMed Tutorial.
In some databases you will see an option for a Text version of the document or a PDF version. In general, the PDF version is preferable as it is most often a scanned version of the original and will therefore contain the graphics. When e-mailing, printing, or saving a group of articles, be sure to select the full-text or PDF option if available.
Some databases contain little full-text, but allow you to link out to Ferris' holdings or the interlibrary loan request form. The picture below is an example of the options you may see when trying to locate an article or journal.
When writing research papers, scholarly articles from Academic Journals and other reliable sources, such as reference books should be utilized. The databases discussed above can help you locate reliable information. If you are using websites as sources of information, be sure to evaluate the website. For more information on how to evaluate a website, please click here. Also, don't forget the link-out from Pubmed to Consumer Health, which links you out to reliable information sources that have been selected by the National Library of Medicine.
APA Citation Style Guide: Learn basics about APA style, a prevalent citation format in the medical field.
Any more questions? Contact: Alison (Ali) Konieczny / Email / Phone: 231-591-3696 / Office: FLITE 315
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Last update: February 12, 2009