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ISE 475: Engineering Practicum in Healthcare: Example

information resources, search techniques, obtaining and using documents


Using a combination fo Google Scholar, Medline, and Compendex found the following terms


  • medical rounds
  • clinical rounds
  • patient rounds

MeSH (medical subject heading)

  • patient care
  • hospital (add this term to narrow patient care)
  • teaching rounds


  • health care
  • quality control


Google Scholar Search

PubMed Search

PubMed search for terms found in the Herring et al. article

In the example below, the PubMed Advanced Search Builder was used to create a search strategy.

  • History section was first: each term was searched alone (bottom of screen)
  • Once the concept terms were found, they were added to the search Builder by clicking on Add (middle of screen)
  • The final search appears at the top of the list (top of screen)

pubmed advanced search builder

The results of the search