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Paramedic Science

A guide to quality informations sources

What is this guide about?

This guide provides links to subject specific information.  To learn how to search for information, see the How to ...Guides.

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Getting Started

Before you begin searching for information, make sure you understand your topic and what you don't know.

  1. Write down what you already know about the topic and what you need to find out.
  2. Find dictionaries, encyclopedias for an overview of your topic.
  3. Find text books to broaden your knowledge of your topic and to identify keywords.
  4. Find academic journal articles for detailed arguments about specific points.


Image of the assignment process. Write down what you know and need to know. Find dictionaries. Find textbooks. Find academic journal articles.

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Ebinger, M., Lindenlaub, S., Kunz, A., Rozanski, M., Waldschmidt, C., Weber, J. E., et al. Prehospital Thrombolysis: A Manual from Berlin. J. Vis. Exp. (81), e50534, doi:10.3791/50534 (2013). Print and video report vailable here

An innovation in pre-hospital care after acute ischaemic stroke.


Russell L Gruen, Ian G Jacobs and Michael C Reade, on behalf of the PATCH-Trauma study investigators*. "Trauma and tranexamic acid", Med J Aust 2013; 199 (5): 310-311. doi:10.5694/mja13.10747. Avaliable here

An important new article for emergency responders, featured on the TV news.


PS. I made the URL links above using our handy DOI resolver, available here.


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