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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2016     Views: 283

To find information about diabetes, in general, begin with background information. That might come from:

Once you have background information, you might find that that is enough (depending on what you are doing). However, if you need to write a paper or do a presentation, the background information you find will give you ideas on how you can make your topic (diabetes) a bit more manageable. For example, you might want to work with a topic that is more narrow or precise, like preventing diabetes in children or on how massage therapy can help circulation in diabetic patients. Once you have something more precise in mind, pick out keywords and boolean operators, and try searching the following resources:

  • Health Sciences databases from the library:
  • Webpages and websites
    • Internet information on health topics is notorious for being "bad" so be careful it you go to the Internet!
    • Consider limiting your search to web page addresses or urls that include .gov (government) or .edu (educational institution) sites.
      • Google allows you to add the "word" to any search to retrieve only government sites
        •   Example: diabetes will retrieve diabetes information from only government sites like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Library of Medicine.