A Scoping Search:
Background questions,* ask about general knowledge about a disorder or topic. A scoping search begins to locate general knowledge about a topic.
Background/overview information may be found in sources such as
Using a library catalog like BobCat can be a good starting point for locating books, reference books, and electronic reference tools.
The Bobcat search below is for hospital infection. Notice the SUBJECT terms on the left that describe the results in the full library record. Notice the subject term: nosocomial infections. So, re-doing your initial search, using the standard terms: nosocomial infections OR cross infection might be more effective.
The full display below shows the first book on the list and its call number location:
Once you have a call number, if that book is in the Bobst Main Collection, you can use the floor map to locate the book in Bobst Library.
*Sackett, D. L., Straus, S. E., Richardson, W. S., Rosenberg, W.,Haynes, R. B. (2000). Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM (2nd ed.). Edinburgh; New York: Churchill Livingstone.
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