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Following the six step Information Search Process (ISP) will save time and keep you organized through all phases of any research assignment.
Understand the Assignment: Understand the specifics including length of paper, topic options/instructions, citation style and resources permitted before beginning topic selection, research or any other part of the assignment.
Select a Topic: Think about what the assignment guidelines are and choose something that is interesting to you.
Explore your Topic: Take your topic and narrow it down to what you want to focus on, normally a few main points.
Develop a Thesis/Specific Purpose Statement: Decide your objective so you can inform the readers what you will discuss.
Research: Work within the assignment guidelines to decide on appropriate resources. Keep track of your citations as you go.
Write: Using your research and critical thinking skills, write your paper.
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Professional and consumer medical information including videos, photos, illustrations, clinical calculators, self-assessment tools, 3D models, case studies, news, and editorials. Access available without a CCC library card
Scientific, technical, and medical research in the physical sciences (chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, energy, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics and astronomy), life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities
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Video shows ophthalmic medical personnel how to perform a variety of basic tests. Topics include: history taking, visual acuity, neutralization of spectacles, color vision, confrontation visual fields, formal visual fields, evaluation of pupils, keratometry, slit-lamp assessment of angles, applanation tonometry, pachymetry, clinical optics, ocular motility, pediatric exam, instrument maintenance, sterile technique, and patient services.
While some eye infections are common and treatable-such as conjunctivitis, or pinkeye-other infections are more serious and, in a matter of hours, can totally destroy a patient's eyesight. This program features case studies involving typical and extreme eye infections, explores ways to prevent and treat related complications, and looks at what's on the horizon related to eye infection research. Topics include the special care needed by seniors and contact lens wearers as well as infections that can result from cataract surgery.