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Respiratory Care

OneSearch

OneSearch (To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.)
Search a cross-section of Skyline Library's book catalog & article databases to find:

  • Books
  • Magazine Articles
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Scholarly Journal Articles 
  • Video Materials

In the search box, type the search words for a separate concept.

- Type an OR between synonymous or related words for the same concept example: (COPD OR "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" )
- Use quote marks “ ” around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together), e.g. “human rights"

For example:

(COPD OR "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" )

Recommended Subject Databases

Online Journals

BSRC Search Tips & Tracking pdf

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Search Tips

Get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips on searches, email alerts, citation export, and more.

Finding recent papers

Your search results are normally sorted by relevance, not by date. To find newer articles, try the following options in the left sidebar:

  1. click "Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance;
  2. click "Sort by date" to show just the new additions, sorted by date;
  3. click the envelope icon to have new results periodically delivered by email.

Locating the full text of an article

Abstracts are freely available for most of the articles. Alas, reading the entire article may require a subscription. Here are a few things to try:

  1. click a library link, e.g., "FindIt@Harvard", to the right of the search result;
  2. click a link labeled [PDF] to the right of the search result;
  3. click "All versions" under the search result and check out the alternative sources;
  4. click "Related articles" or "Cited by" under the search result to explore similar articles.

Getting better answers

  • If you're new to the subject, it may be helpful to pick up the terminology from secondary sources. E.g., a Wikipedia article for "overweight" might suggest a Scholar search for "pediatric hyperalimentation".

  • If the search results are too specific for your needs, check out what they're citing in their "References" sections. Referenced works are often more general in nature.

  • Similarly, if the search results are too basic for you, click "Cited by" to see newer papers that referenced them. These newer papers will often be more specific.

  • Explore! There's rarely a single answer to a research question. Click "Related articles" or "Cited by" to see closely related work, or search for author's name and see what else they have written.

Unless otherwise indicated, Respiratory Care Research Guide for Skyline College is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International.