7 Questions to Start Your Search
Asking yourself questions is a helpful way to start your search and find the direction(s) that you would like to go in when searching the literature. Here are some questions we thought might be a good place to start
- What is the objective of your research project?
- What species is your project working with (e.g., rats, dogs, swine, etc.)?
- What specific systems or parts of the anatomy are involved (e.g., central nervous system, brain stem, parabrachial nucleus)?
- What is the complete spelling and common acronyms for organisms, structures, disease, vaccine, compounds, etc. in your study (e.g., CNS, PBN)?
- Have you considered European and other ways of spelling these terms or concepts (e.g., behavior, behavior; estrogen, oestrogen)?
- What makes your study unique from previous studies (e.g., testing a new technique, investigating a new compound, further understanding of a biochemical pathway)?
- Are you aware of any possible alternatives (reduction, refinement, replacement) to your research?