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The purpose of this step is to take your broad topic and narrow it down to what you are specifically looking for so you can write your thesis/specific purpose statement. You want to look for subtopics or additional search terms in this step.
You can try searching the internet, using the Content Box in Wikipedia or search other encyclopedias to help narrow down your topic. You can not normally cite these sources for academic research (check with your professor), however they are great resources for narrowing down your topic.
Included on the MedlinePlus website, The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
This site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 120,900 family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students.
The Center for Health Statistics & Informatics (CHS) is a program in the Office of Population Health. CHS is responsible for compiling and releasing statistical information on the health of New Jersey residents.
A career website built for nurses, by nurses. Nurse.org's features include: a hospital directory with more than 5,200 facilities; a curated list of nursing organizations; and a blog that highlights industry news and advice.