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Tips from the Librarian

Develop Your Search Terms First!

  • Write down your topic: Treatment for rotator cuff injury

  • Brainstorm other keywords: 

    • Treatment: rehabilitation, exercises, stretching

    • Rotator cuff: shoulder

    • Injury: strain, pain, limited mobility, injuries

  • You can try different combinations of these search terms:

    • Rotator cuff AND rehabilitation AND injuries

    • Shoulder AND pain AND stretching

Accessing Databases

Books, E-books

  • Use the library catalog to find books and e-books, DVDs and online videos

  • MiraCosta's e-books can be accessed from home just like any database

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (subject specific encyclopedias and reference sources): search this database to get quick background information

Try these Databases First

Health and Wellness Resource Center (Provides scholarly journal, magazine, and reference book articles, and videos)

EBSCOhost (Newspaper, Magazine, & Scholarly Journal Articles)

  • Search for articles using the Advanced Search 

                 e.g.  Box 1: rotator cuff OR shoulder AND Box 2: injury or pain

  • Apply limits such Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and Published Date (e.g. 2011 - 2016)
  • When you find a relevant article, review the assigned subject terms

Looking for Videos?

Try searching in our online video databases: Films on Demand or Academic Video Online

Questions? - Ask Us!

Questions? Ask Us!