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Medical Laboratory Science: Find Case Studies/Case Reports

Get help on beginning research in Medical Laboratory Science.

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Aine O'Connor
Briggs Library 123

Find Case Studies in Briggs Databases

  • CINAHL: Below the three search boxes, scroll down to "Publication Type" (below "Journal Subset" on the right hand side) and click "Case Study." Put your keywords into the search box(es), and then search.
  • PubMed: After searching, scroll down to "Additional filters" on the left hand side of the page. Click on "Case Reports," then "Show." Then click on "Case Reports" in the "Article Type" section on the left hand side of the search screen.
  • Pharmacy Library: Click on "Case Studies" on the menu on the top of the screen (right below the search box). Best for general browsing.

Find Other Case Studies

  • Access Pharmacy: Search for a disease or diagnosis, then click on "Case" under "Format" on the left hand side of the search screen (a case may not always be available. Access Pharmacy is available through the Wegner Library (log in with Jacks email and password). 
  • Prime: This commercial website for continuing medical education provides sample case studies for pharmacists and other health professionals. 

Find Background Information

The databases below are available through our Wegner partnership with USD. Log in with your Jacks email and password. Search for background information on diseases and diagnoses.

  • DynaMed: A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care.
  • Clinical Key: Provides access to e-books, journal articles, videos and images. Aligns with clinicians' workflows, whether treating and diagnosing patients, staying current in the field, or preparing care plans.
  • Access Medicine: Provides access to more than 65 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, and mobile access.

Case Study Journals

Tips for Searching Case Studies

1. Search by disease or diagnosis. A great way to start the process of finding case studies is to identify a disease you are interested in. Once you've searched it and limited to case studies, then you can start to see what keywords or further subjects to add in to your search.

2. Identify which aspect of the disease you want to focus on. Depending on your research, there may be case studies related to diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or another aspect--or all of these! Make sure you know which area each case study you read is focused on, to get more relevant results.

3. Ask a librarian! Librarians can help find case studies, identify databases that are best for your area of research, and help make your research process faster and simpler. Email or schedule an appointment on the left hand side of this page.

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