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Diseases, Disorders, Conditions, and Syndromes

Starting Point

Step 1:  Think about your topic!  What questions are you trying to answer?

Step 2:  List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.

If nothing comes to mind, it is time to do some background research!

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Background Sources

Start with MedlinePlus, by the National Library of Medicine, for a general introduction to many diseases and disorders, often written in a consumer-friendly language. It includes an online medical dictionary, an illustrated encyclopedia, and drug information.

Next, use medical reference books or medical textbooks to develop a greater understanding of your topic before you search for journal articles.

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