To start the best thing is to see if there is a Disease/Disorder overview article for your disease
The best place to find one of these articles is in our Gale Virtual Reference Library database linked to below:
Best Search Term: Name of your Disease.
Research Tip: When reading a Disease Overview, pay attention to some of the specialized vocabulary used. For example you can note the names of the specific treatments or prevention strategies for your disease. You can use these terms when searching the more scholarly databases.
Your next step is to find articles that will provide more detailed information about your disease. These scholarly articles will discuss the studies that have been done on your disease, and will often focus on things like:
The best place to find these kinds of articles is in CINAHL, a database focused on the Allied Health professions, linked below:
Some recommended search terms:
While CINAHL is the best database for this topic, these other databases can also be helpful. You can use the same search terms and strategies for these databases as is listed above for CINAHL.
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