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AS 4214 - Animal Diseases (Gambino)

Resource Types

The purpose of this assignment is to add facts outside of your belief system. Exploring different sources allows you to gain more information about an issue and to provide the best care possible. 

When doing your research, you will have access to a wide variety of resources. It is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each type.

Research articles Review articles Case reports
  • fairly strict format
  • original research
  • written by experts
  • reviewed by other experts before article is published in the journal in order to ensure the article’s quality
  • more reliable conclusions
  • not original research
  • synthesize or analyze research already conducted in primary sources
  • summarize the current state of research on a given topic
  • examination of a specific single observation
  • first line of evidence in health care
  • tool to disseminate information on unusual clinical syndromes, disease associations, unusual side effects to therapy, or response to treatment
  • more current information


Which database will work best for you will depend somewhat on your topic. However, the databases below are listed in likely hood to have information. If you are still having trouble, remember to reach out to the Library for more help!

Other Resources

Below are some other resources you may want to consider. They may provide more information about the disease or treatment in question.