1999 Update: Search Test: Lessons Learned: Tips for Searching

1999 Update | List of Sites | Search Strategies | Results by Site | Results by Question | Tips | 1999 Best

Before You Start

  1. Plan ahead: Think through your question. Write it down. Be specific.
  2. Identify your target audience: Are you looking for information for a patient, or a clinician?
  3. What sort of information will answer your question: Stories from patients, therapeutic standards and guidelines, a place to get treatment, definitions, something else?
  4. What level of detail do you want: A quick answer to a simple question, or more detailed information?

Synopsis: Lessons Learned

URL of current page: http://www.umich.edu/~pfa/megasite/srchcomp.html
Last updated: September 27, 1999.
Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, P. F. Anderson, Nancy Allee.