A guide to medical etiquette: article finding
- By: David McAllister
I'm sure that you've been told, on more than one occasion, how to find relevant articles for course work. First decide what you want to know, work out the synonyms, and broaden or narrow your searches using Medline or some simi-lar database. Then simply take your pick of the wonderful articles you've discovered and retrieve them from the library.
This is, of course, a lie. Input your search term, and the PC will produce 1000 citations. Limit the search to journals published in English, and this will shrink to one solitary abstract. The publication in question is most likely to be the International Journal of North West Idaho and will be held at such accessible locations as the University of Alaska, special collection four hour loan only.
However, not all hope is lost. The inventive student has a very effective trick up his or her sleeve. Put simply, hang around