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Sonography Program

Welcome to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Guide!

Audience: CUW undergraduate students in DMS courses.

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Finding Primary Research Articles

Use these search techniques to locate primary research articles inside databases.

  1. Add the following row of keywords to your search: (methods AND results) OR methodology OR “research” OR “study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box in the advanced search.

Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.

  1. Filter by Document/Article/Publication type: health sciences databases often let you limit results by article type. Common options include:
    • Clinical Trials
    • Randomized Controlled Trial
    • Cohort Study
    • Case study/Case Report

Search for Journal articles in Primo or library database (see databases tab)

Instructions for finding, accessing full-text, & requesting: Finding Journal Articles

Journal Titles

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  Primo Journal Title Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
  3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page using the search box OR
  5. Click on a database link to locate articles by year, volume, and issue.

Mesh is a specialized vocabulary for finding journal articles in PubMed and other databases.

Diagnostic imaging is a subheading you can add to other terms.

For example: 
“Kidney/diagnostic imaging” is the medical imaging of a kidney. However, this might include other methods besides sonography (like x-ray).

Books and websites are a great resource for reviewing and mastering course concepts.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

  • QM            Human Anatomy
  • R723-726   Medical Ethics


Clinical Key Ebooks
AccessMedicine Ebooks

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Gray’s AnatomyREF QM 23.2 G73
Waldman’s Comprehensive Atlas of Diagnostic Ultrasound of Painful ConditionsEbook
Clinical UltrasoundEbook
Human Anatomy OnlineWebsite
NLM’s MedlinePlus Medical EncyclopediaWebsite

When would I need to find statistics and datasets?  You might use statistics to describe your population/problem and show why it’s important.


NIH finding and using health statistics free online course

Video Tutorials

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