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HSC 480: Health Sciences Capstone

Video Tutorials

Watch this video which explains how to use the Boolean operators AND and OR:



Watch this video that explains subject headings and controlled vocabulary used in the PubMed and CINAHL databases. Subject headings and controlled vocabulary are used in research databases to organize information and articles, and to ensure you can find the articles related to your topic:

(This video was created for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, but the concepts are the same as you will use in your PubMed searches.)



Watch this video that explains how to use a "Concept Map / Search Terms Map" which helps you to go from a PICO question to running a systematic search of the literature by searching in PubMed: 

Concept Map Template

You will need to create your own Concept Map / Search Terms Map in order to keep track of your search terms and your search strategies.

Feel free to use this Concept Map / Search Terms Map template from my Google Drive. 

You should make a COPY of the document and save it to your own Google Drive for editing. 

PubMed Access

   For this assignment you will be searching PubMed

Note: When searching for articles, you should always access PubMed through the Pace Library webpages. This will give you access to all of Pace's journal subscriptions and our ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system.