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Medical Research Guide

Research Process Guide


Whether it is formal scientific research or personal patient-care oriented research, research is a way of life for the successful medical professional.

This guide introduces the "nuts and bolts"  of the professional research process and to help guide you through your research project from its conception to its completion.  

Campbell University's medical librarian is happy to assist you with selecting and narrowing a topic, formulating a clinical question, selecting databases, constructing and executing a literature search, and locating articles. You can contact the medical library at either 910-893-7700 during business hours, or If you prefer, you can contact one of the medical librarians directly at either (Steve Bahnaman) or (Sarah Wade).

Important:  As you progress through this guide, remember to scroll down to the bottom of each page.