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How can Dentists use educational video games to teach pedodontic patients skills of oral hygiene maintainability?
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Write down your research question in a complete sentence.
Underline the most important words in the sentence.
You will discover that not all the terms will be successful in leading you to sources,
so be patient and persistent - try a variety of combinations and keep track of which terms are the most useful.
Also, be a detective looking for leads/clues. As you find sources on your topic, notice the terms in the source title and the
terms - add them to your key words list.
The vocabulary that surrounds your research question.
Develop a list of
oral hygiene measures
(it's a genre)
2-12 years patients
for each underlined term, write down...
UH Libraries. "Developing Keywords" YouTube. Web. 23 March. 2011.
Interactive informative tools
Where, What and How?
Key words and Bolean Operators:
Mesh Terms and Impact factor
Briefing on citation styles and referencing
Sequence of Workshops:
Databases advanced A
( different types of databases, dissertations, Springerlink, Ebscohost, Proquest, Jstor).
Databases Advanced B
( Workshop Practice using
, and Keywords on different databases) ( Laptop required).
Evaluating Resources advanced
( Scopus, JCR)
4- Citation and
and Citation style Advanced.
All what is needed is ....
Then and most importantly: Always ask yourself, the ( PICO) question.
Hit then, ...
First, ask yourself,
What level Am I targeting?
Second, ask yourself,
Where am I going to draw information from?
c) journal articles
e) book chapters
f) reference books
Nature, Lancet, Journal of science, American Journal of Public Health, ...etc.
Tips within Boolean Operators,
The famous AND, OR, NOT. (+, -)
Apple +Phone or
Apple AND Phone
Mars –Chocolate or
Mars NOT Chocolate
filetype:pdf (next to keyword)
site:ac.uk (next to keyword)
What does .gov.uk mean?
What does .edu mean?
What does .com mean?
What does .org mean?
Who is the author and are they reliable?
Who sponsored or funded the site?
Do other internet sources you trust link to this site?
Business Source Elite
EBSCO Academic Search Elite
For best results,
Advanced Option, let's see.
Browsing some Databases:
Look at the bibliographies of relevant, key articles.
These often lead to other relevant items, and often be a good guideline about how much you have read on your topic.
Look at review articles.
These often provide detailed coverage of the literature of a topic.
Online Library databases often contain “peer-reviewed” search options:
An educational institution’s website. However, each institution is responsible for monitoring its own website information. Institutions generally require login for proprietary resources (such as the Online Library).
A governmental website. Great for statistics. Validated by the government.
An organization’s website (often for non-profits). Use with caution. The American Psychological Association’s website (www.apa.org) is a .org. Wikipedia is also a .org.
A commercial website. Use with caution. Does the website include sources? Is it clear who is responsible for the website and who you can contact about th
Argosy Library Catalog
To help you learn techniques to save time and get better, more relevant results when searching in any online resource!
is used to broaden a search, as it allows for similar terms or synonyms to be used.
to search children OR teenagers in relation to psychopharmacology, see below:
is used to exclude terms, thus narrowing your search.
: If you would like to search for teenagers and psychopharmacology, but NOT children and psychopharmacology, enter the search terms and operators as shown below:
is used to combine terms and narrow a search. Example: to search for children and psychopharmacology, type AND (in caps) between the terms you would like to be associated in a search: