University Writing Program: exploring a medical issue
It’s complex & controversial choosing your medical issue Is your issue related to public health, medical ethics or research and development… Is there / was there always scientific consensus? Does this medical issue cross different disciplines?
Choosing a Medical Issue What is your medically related issue that hasethical, economic, social & political implications? http://www.procon.org
Background InformationTextbooks, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, Google Scholar or General academic databases (CQ Researcher, Web of Science, AcademicSearch Complete) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_peptic_ulcer_disease_and_Helicobacter_pylori
Click on Library or go to Subject GuidesConnect from Anywhere! VPN http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu
Google Scholar Edit Scholar Preferences: Connect from Anywhere! University of California Davis California Digital Library VPN OCLC (world’s library catalogs)Now see UC-eLinks links or buttonsTo reach library licensed full texthttp://scholar.google.com
Subject Guides: General Reference Sources & Biological Sciences General or Professional Medicine CQ ResearcherTry a variety of general & subject specific databases: sociology, law, economics http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/
Web of Knowledge/Science Search the bibliographies – Who has cited whom?
National Institute of Health (NIH) http://consensus.nih.gov
UC-eLinksLocate article from database – copy & paste citation in selected format
Citation Style: CSE/CBE Annotated Bibliography Lastname A A, Lastname B B, Lastane CC, Lastname, DD. Full Title of Your Original Research Article: no review articles. Journal Title in Full, 2008; volume# (issue#):207-10.About the research The Research Question? Type of Study? Population (if applicable)? Outcomes? Research limitations per the authors? Strengths and weaknesses of authors? Impact of their contribution to the research literature?Your Analysis Any gaps the authors identify? Disagreements that may have arisen in teams of authors? What does each of your sources offer? Why are they in your bibliography?