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BIOL 2214: Anatomy & Physiology I - Carey Chaney, Instructor: Names, Uses, Administration, & Side Effects

This guide is specific to Professor Chaney's Anatomy & Physiology I drug research assignment.

Background Research Basics

Use these sources to:

gain familiarity with the drug.

find some names of the drug.

discover some uses of the drug.

identify side effects and contraindications related to the drug.


Government Supported Medical Sites

Open Access Manuals

Illegal Drugs / Drugs of Abuse

Library Search Tools {Research Databases}

Find scholarly journals and popular sources here.

Effective Search Strategies

- Create a list of keywords related to the topic that you are researching.

- Begin with a basic keyword search and see what kind of results you get.

- If you get too few results, try different keywords.

- If you get too many results, try more and/or different search terms or limit your results by date, publication type, and other criteria.

Boolean Searching

Many search engines are designed to recognize the Boolean operators and, or, and not. Use these terms in your database searches to reduce or increase your results.

and reduces search results.

- Arkansas and razorbacks: Will only bring back articles in which Arkansas and razorbacks both appear. Results will not include articles where only one of the two words is present.

or increases search results.

- Arkansas or razorbacks: Will bring back all articles in the database that mention Arkansas, all articles that mention razorbacks, and all articles that mention both Arkansas and razorbacks.

not reduces search results.

- Arkansas not razorbacks: Will only bring back articles that mention Arkansas and do not mention razorbacks. Results will not include articles where both words are present.