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Disease Research

This LibGuide will help you write a paper on disease information.

Questions to ask when researching disease information:

1. What do I need to know about the disease? An overview usually contains description or definition, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Other information to look for: causes (etiology), demographics, prognosis and prevention

2. When was the information written? The medical field changes quickly. Five years is often considered old news. Note the publication date. If necessary, scan recent articles to see if there are updates.

3. How in depth need I go? Your professor may ask for pathophysiology of the disease. In that case, a consumer health web site will not be appropriate - look for resources geared toward the medical professional if you are asked to provide more detailed information.

4. Use appropriate search terms, depending if you are looking for clinician or consumer information. For detailed medical information, use clinical terms - such as  lung neoplasms instead of lung cancer.




Welcome to the Disease Research LibGuide. These web pages will walk you through the steps for gathering information for your Research Paper.

  • Develop your topic, Use the Books, Web sites and the Article / Database tabs to find resources on your topic. The Articles /Databases have been pre-selected to help with evaluating...
  • Evaluate your resources
  • Cite your sources - Use the citation tab for a template (APA or MLA - ask your instructor what format to use) If you start with the templkate, youu can plug in the citations as you go along, making it much easier to complete this assignment. Instructions on using a pre-formatted citations from a database and creating your own through Easybib rae provided.

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