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Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care:

Explore library resources for the Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care program at McMaster.

New to Searching?

First learn how to form a good question, then you are ready to check out these helpful HSL tutorials for tips on conducting an effective and efficient search!

Watch more tutorials on CINAHL and OVID Medline.

What about Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a search engine, not a database. It is easy to use for the beginner, but the limited search functionality often returns results that are not as on topic as you might like.

Since it is easy and returns so many results, it provides an 'instant gratification' that often leads the searcher to believe they've done an exhaustive search, when really they could be missing many important studies.