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Public Health Research Methods Course

Library resources for students in public health applied research methods course

Searching with Keywords

This presentation will introduce you to some general concepts relevant to keyword searching. Make sure you don't skip the two videos at the end-- they provide essential information on how to search CINAHL and PubMed. 

Learning outcomes

Students will: 

  • Generate a list of relevant keywords for their search
  • Combine those keywords using AND, OR, and NOT
  • Use parentheses and quotes as part of their search strategy, as needed

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Searching with Subject Headings

Using subject headings make you a more effective researcher, particularly when keyword searches just aren't working. This presentation will explain what subject headings are, and the two brief videos at the end will show you how to run a search using subject headings in CINAHL and PubMed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how subject headings can improve the accuracy of a search
  • Use the thesaurus in CINAHL and the MeSH database in PubMed to identify appropriate subject headings and use the in a search. 

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Direct Links to Databases & Additional Tutorials

Find additional databases on the Public Health Program Guide

APA 7th Edition: In-text Citations and References

The following videos cover APA 7th edition in-text citations and reference lists, focusing primarily on citing scholarly journal articles.

In-text citations

Reference Lists

APEX/ILEX/Capstone Projects

Past capstone projects from the Masters in Public Health Program can be found in the USF Institutional Repository.

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