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CVOH221:Topics in Occupational Health and Safety

This course guide was designed to assist students in CVOH221 with conducting library research for their assignments

Search Everything

Searches through the majority of the Library's databases, e-book/book collection, newspapers and more. You can view a short video below demonstrating the various features of Search Everything (with audio). 

  1. Type in your keywords and click the Go button. Your keywords should reflect the main concepts of your research question.  There is an implicit AND between concepts; Search Everything assumes you want results with all concepts included.  It also searches for related terms, e.g. synonyms. "Phrase searching" will look for results with the exact phrase included. 
  • For example, if my research question is What workplace interventions are effective at alleviating stress among nursing personnel?, some keywords to use in my search strategy would be: workplace intervention, stress, nursing

2. You can make note of the types of resources you've retrieved in your results - e.g. peer reviewed articles reporting on research studies, books, newspaper articles, etc. Consider limiting by a particular type of resource, or by year of publication, etc. 

3. Review the Abstract under More Information - the abstract is a summary of the full journal article.  This will give you a sense of whether the article is relevant, and if it will help you answer the question. Consider multiple points of view and perspectives on the topic. Click on the “Full Text” link to read the article.   

4. To save your records, mark and email them to yourself - use the option to email them in the citation style of your choice to save time with references!