Building Vocabulary - key to searching
Search terms template sample exercise concept map
Vocabulary is the key for finding what you want. Similar terms, variant spelling and spacing will effect your search. For example: healthcare or health care. Your healthcare vocabulary will grow as you learn more in class. Make note of words used to describe ideas.
Use a healthcare dictionary when you don't understand a word.
Slee's health care terms Ref RA423.S564 2008
Dictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care Ref RA413.D5364 2006
Lexikon Ref RA423.L49
Use healthcare encyclopedias to learn more.
Encyclopedia of health care management
Health care policy and politics A to Z Ref RA395.A3R689 2009
Try subject encyclopedias from other areas, note variant terms for healthcare
Use a database thesaurus to find terms used for your topic
Many databases include a thesaurus or subject searching.
MnPALS Library Catalog - click a subject heading when you find a book.
MeSH Terms Medical Subject Headings used in NLM Gateway, PubMed, CINAHL
Click on Term Finder. Type "health care delivery" find term box.
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