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CLNR 451: Scientific & Technical Writing: PubMed & RefWorks

Search Tips When Looking for Articles

1. Conduct advanced searches when possible.

2. Make use of limiters.

3. Read the bibliography of articles and make note of:

  • Journals that are cited frequently
  • Authors that are cited frequently

4. If you find one good article, read it carefully and make note of any primary research that is cited within.  Search for that primary research later.


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