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HLTH 200

Starting Your Research

Please go to Getting Started for more information on how to begin your research.

Once you have identified your topic:

  • State the topic in the form of a specific statement or question.
  • Identify the main concepts, terms and keywords that describe your topic.
  • Start making a list of words to describe your topic.

Finding Background Information

Use specialized encyclopedias and other reference materials such as dictionaries and handbooks to:

  • Find background information on a topic;
  • Help focus your topic; and
  • Identify main concepts or keywords that describe your topic. These terms will become the keywords used when searching various resources (such as the Library catalogue, article indexes and databases) for books and articles.

For example, A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition.

Off-Campus Access

Access to Queen's University Library electronic subscription resources (such as article indexes and database, e-books, and e-journals) is restricted to current Queen's students, staff and faculty. On campus, you automatically have access.

In order to access the library's electronic resources from off-campus, you will need to log into the Queen's web proxy service with your NetID and password. From the Queen's Library homepage login by clicking on the Connect from Off-campus link.