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Respiratory Care: Introduction to Research: The Library

An Introduction to research practice for respiratory care students.

What is a literature search?

A systematic and thorough search of published literature in order to collect information about a particular topic.

Why do we do literature searches?

  • Create research proposals
  • Collect evidence on effectiveness of clinical treatments
  • To make a clinical decision
  • Gather information for presentations

Start at the Library

Always start at the Library's website. The library connects you to many databases.

Skills for Life

Learning efficient and effective search skills is useful

  • To answer everyday clinical questions
  • To find background information for research
  • To stay current in your area of expertise
  • To build personal confidence and
  • To ensure professional competence
 
As a result, you will gain a LIFELONG LEARNING SKILL FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE AND RESEARCH.