Gathering background information, or "presearch" is a crucial part of information gathering. Reference books are a great source of background information. Suggested resources for background information include:
CINAHL, The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature draws information from more than 3000 journals. Some CLLS journals included in CINAHL are:
For hints on using CINAHL, go to the CINAHL tab.
2. Clinical Laboratory Science
Note: Although these databases are searching through some of the same clinical laboratory science journals, they also contain unique content not found in the other databases.
Before you begin searching in large article databases such as CINAHL or PubMed, be sure to create an effective search strategy to obtain optimal results. Please download the document below.
Remember, to link out to the full text of articles in databases such as PubMed and CINAHL, you'll need to use the Find It link. If you need a reminder on using the Find It link, please see the Full Text Linking tab.