Introducing the Health Sciences FAQ!

The team of Health Sciences librarians is pleased to announce the launch of the new Health Sciences FAQ. We have put together a list of 22 of the most common questions we’ve seen across the various health sciences fields and provided in-depth answers, as well as resources to help you.

Questions cover topics related to knowledge synthesis, including different types of reviews, foreground vs. background questions, the evidence pyramid, searching, medical databases and more! The FAQ is for anyone thinking about or currently undertaking research in the health sciences, including students in the disciplines of medicine, dentistry and nursing. Does it explain the difference between subject headings and keywords? You bet! Does it answer your PICO assignment? No (sorry!), but it does explain PICO and other question formulation frameworks. 

Still have questions? No problem! Feel free to submit a question for our consideration or leave a comment on an already-published post. Remember, for more immediate assistance during the semester, you can chat or text with a librarian from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Find more information about our Ask a Librarian service here