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Public Health: Search Help

Developing a Topic Video

This short video by the Cooperative Library Instruction Project will give you more information about developing your topic and help you to consider goals, approaches, topic scope and helpful resources.

Keyword vs Subject Headings

Keywords and Subject Headings are both useful tools when searching. Some databases don't have subject headings, so developing keywords and synomyms is an important part of searching.

See the videos below to find out more about these two types of searching or see the guide on Formulating your Search Strategy.

Keyword Searching

This video, from the University of Kansas Libraries, demonstrates effective search strategies such as synonym searching, using AND, OR, and NOT and phrase searching.

Help Guides for Selected Databases