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HCOP Undergraduate Summer Research Institute

Library resources to support HCOP research projects


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Research Desk


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Margaret Henderson
​SDSU Library,
Room LA1101N

Information Literacy Concept Review

This tutorial offers a review of types of sources (such as scholarly articles, magazines, and trade journals)

This video offers a review of authority, why we cite, and how to evaluate the appropriateness of the source for your research question

Note: You will need to log in with your SDSUid to view tutorial content

The video embedded below reviews how and why to use OneSearch


Asking an Answerable Question

Break down your question into separate ideas or concepts.


who - what - when - where - why - how


Do comics help patients have a better understanding of their condition/medical issue?

Who? Patients

What? Comics

What or How? Better understanding of condition/medical problem -> Education


Searching PubMed

PubMed is the major biomedical database from the National Library of Medicine, and anyone can use if free. But go through our SDSU Library link so you can easily get to our journal subscriptions.

Just enter in the search terms you've decided on, and search.

PubMed Search results for -  coivd healthcare students

Check to the right of the article title in abstract view to see if we have the article.