1. Consider what you want to know first, then pick the best resource.
2. Break question down into individual concepts, search each separately, and then combine using the appropriate Boolean operators.
3. Use quotes to search phrases.
4. Find keywords on webpages faster by using keyboard shortcuts.
If you need a journal article or book not owned by MUSC, request it through Document Delivery (ILLIAD). Links to articles and book chapters will be emailed. Books will be sent to the 4th floor service desk for pick up. This is a free and fast service for MUSC students, staff and faculty.