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Medical Laboratory: Home

 to the BCIT Library! 

The purpose of this guide is to assist you in researching topics related to your program, and to help you with: 

  • building a good search strategy
  • narrowing or expanding that search
  • selecting the best databases for your research topic
  • locating specific documents
  • evaluating information

My name is Ana Maria Ferrinho and I am the librarian responsible for this guide. If you have any research questions feel free to contact me at

  1. Research Basics

  Choosing a Topic
  Finding Background Information

Research Techniques for the Health Sciences  Call Number: RA 440.85 R83 2014

2. Plan a Search

Search strategy 


                              Wildcards - & * ? #

3. Find the Evidence

 Scholarly articles & databases


 Practice guidelines

4. Evaluate

Critical Thinking

Fact Checking

BCIT checklist                              

5. Manage Results

 Vancouver Referencing


 Interlibrary Loan


    Butterfinger8181, Whats Inside of Blood, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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