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SPAN 406- Special Topics: Consecutive Interpretation: Home

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify interested parties who might produce information about a topic and then determine how to access that information.
  • Match information needs and search strategies to appropriate search tools.
  • Design and refine needs and search strategies as necessary, based on search results.
  • Use different types of searching language (e.g., controlled vocabulary, keywords, natural language) appropriately.

Recommended search strings

"medical interpretation"

hispanics AND "health disparities"

"cultural competency"

Note: Try using the thesaurus in your database.

When we don't have it...

Resources not owned by the Campbell University Libraries can be borrowed from other libraries through ILLiad, an interlibrary loan (ILL) system available to Campbell faculty, staff, and students as an aid to research and study. Request it through our Interlibrary Loan service and we will borrow it from another library.  This service is free of cost.  Please allow up to 4-5 days for book requests, and 2-3 days for articles.

Check out the online tutorial to learn more about ILLiad.

Databases of Interest

Subscription Databases Recommended for Research on Medical Interpretation

Campbell Subscription Databases with Consumer Health Education

Freely Accessible Databases with Consumer Health Education


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