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HLTH 21700: Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Prevention and Control

Assignment: Methodology

Why document your search?

  • Helps to keep track of what you've done so that you don't repeat things that aren't helpful
  • It allow you to easily reuse strategies in different databases
  • Helps you describe your search process for the methodology section of your paper
  • Allows someone to replicate your search

Things to include:

  • Name of Database or Websites used
  • Search strategies for each resource including the search terms and limits (i.e. dates, languages, scholarly or peer-reviewed)
  • Number of results for each search strategy




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