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UGS 302: Contemporary Topics in Pharmacy-Based Healthcare - Karboski


Keywords are important


  • If you want to find academic, scholarly research articles - you need to use words that an expert would use.
  • Even among experts, there are multiple ways to say the same thing
  • Get specific, but don't stay there - you're missing out on research when you keep using the same words over and over
  • When possible, pull out researcher names, publication names and dates to find the original research. 

using a brief description of a study I am interested in, I can choose keywords that seem most important to use in a search, such as random, a name of a place, msm, hiv negative, risk behaviors...

To find the study described, here's what I decided to use in my search for primary research:

san franscisco dept of public health and tenofovir and risk behaviors

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