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Searching for Health Sciences Research

Learn how to create a searchable question to find and access literature to help answer your clinical question.

Getting Started

This guide will help you find and access research to help answer your clinical question. 


A foreground question addresses clinical decision-making. The clinician asks a foreground question when there are two or more competing options and must make a clinical decision. The level of prior knowledge with the topic must be greater to be able to pose this type of question. (Booth, 2006)

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