Case Conference: MODIFIED (Herbert, Hodin, Murphy)
Use these to learn more about different causes, treatment, and recovery.
As you read, write down keywords (they will help later).
DATABASES & Google Scholar
SEARCH TIPS FOR DATABASES
Finding specific aspects of the disorder
To find relevant journal articles, you may want to narrow your search. For specific treatments, causes, or behaviors related to a disorder, try looking at the NIMH website. If you are still having difficulty identifying specific aspects of the disorder, then put the disorder name and a relevant keyword into a Google search. Example searches:
"anorexia nervosa" and treatment
depression and causes
"borderline personality disorder" and behavior
Once you have specific search terms (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, antidepressants, etc.), then go to a database and search these terms along with the disorder. For example:
"anorexia nervosa" and "nutritional counseling"
depression and genetics
"borderline personality disorder" and “distorted self-image"
Use quotations to find an exact phrase. For example:
"post-traumatic stress disorder"
"social anxiety phobia"
Advanced Search and Sorting Results
Most databases provide links or a drop-down menu to sort by relevance or date.
Most databases have a link called Advanced or Advanced Search. Using Advanced Search, you may be able to:
- limit the date range
- limit the document type
- refine your keyword search
- limit to peer-reviewed only