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PBL: Rita Has a Cough

This guide provides links to relevant resources and suggestions for search strategies for the PBL case "Rita Has a Cough".

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Using library resources to resolve learning needs

About this guide:

  • For all PBL cases, you will be using scholarly resources, in most cases, textbooks, to address your learning needs.
  • You can use the resources listed in this guide to search for textbooks, look up information in clinical databases, or find scholarly articles.

Good places to start:

  1. Search ebook collections (Access Medicine, Clinical Key, Stat!Ref, R2 Library) using keywords (search terms) related to your learning need. Some example keywords are listed on the Keywords page of this guide. 
  2. Try searching within the specific textbooks listed on the Textbooks page of this guide.
  3. Search the library catalog for additional textbooks if needed.
  4. For some cases, you may have to search for additional articles using the databases listed on the Databases page of this guide.
  5. For some cases, you may need to consult the resources listed on the Articles & Websites page of this guide. 

E-Book Collections

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