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To find usable articles you can primary use general search engines like [http://www.google.com google] or [http://www.exalead.com exalead]. So you can get a short insight of the complexity of this theme. If you use google.com with the search term "Influenza" you get more then 24 million search results. Accounting of this huge number of results, you need other search engines to restrict the number of good sources.
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For general information or a short insight about your specific theme and it's complexity, using general search engines like [http://www.google.com google] or [http://www.exalead.com exalead] is a good way to start. Google.com alone lists more than 24 million search results with the search term "Influenza".
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'''<u>Data acquisition with medical or other search engines</u>'''
 
'''<u>Data acquisition with medical or other search engines</u>'''
   
To conceive a clearly count of useful publications or articles, it is advisably deliberate in the run up of the search, under which viewpoints you want to search. That means, what I need out of my results.
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To obtain a manageable amount of useful and specific publications or articles, it is advisable to use a modificated search, stressing certain categories and ignoring certain phrases.
For example our theme influenza, which are facts, that I want to know, to make a disease model?
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* Which course of the disease do I have and which symptoms?
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* Are there any complications? How many people die of influenza?
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* Which therapies are useful and will utilise?
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For example our theme influenza, which are the essential facts that I need to build a disease model?
* How much does it costs to treat influenza?
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* Which course <!-- what? --> and symptoms of the disease are there?
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* Complications? What is the mortality rate of influenza?
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* Which therapies are useful and are applicable?
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* Treatment costs?
 
* Are there possibilities to obviate influenza?
 
* Are there possibilities to obviate influenza?
* For which country is my disease model?
 
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* Are there local differences of the course and nature?
 
* Is it important to use only newsworthy sources?
 
* Is it important to use only newsworthy sources?
   
Reply of these questions affords [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grippe Wikipedia with the search term "influenza"]. It's potential that the article out of Wikipedia is faulty or/and incomplete. Therefore you can use the sources, literature and weblinks, which are specified at the end of the text as additional references to the article.
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One can find several answers in the Wikipedia article [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grippe Wikipedia with the search term "influenza"]. Wikipedia is an established source of information, even in medical science, though one should not rely on these. Written by laities it is possible that the articles are incomplete or even complete wrong.
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Sources as listed in our references to this article, are much more reliable.
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'''<u>For what you have to mind by selecting a source of information</u>'''
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'''<u>What is to be minded before selecting a source of information</u>'''
   
* Is the reference current?
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* Is the reference up-to-date?
* Contains the source the informations that I`m searching for?
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* Does it contain the information I was looking for?
 
* Is the data origin credibly?
 
* Is the data origin credibly?
   
 
'''<u>Search Engines</u>'''
 
'''<u>Search Engines</u>'''
*[http://www.google.com Google] or to find only scientific sources -> search at [http://www.scholar.google.com scholar.google.de]
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*[http://www.google.com Google] or [http://www.scholar.google.com scholar.google.de]
 
*[http://www.exalead.com Exalead]
 
*[http://www.exalead.com Exalead]
 
*[http://www.kartoo.com/de/kartoo.html Kartoo]
 
*[http://www.kartoo.com/de/kartoo.html Kartoo]

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For general information or a short insight about your specific theme and it's complexity, using general search engines like google or exalead is a good way to start. Google.com alone lists more than 24 million search results with the search term "Influenza".

Data acquisition with medical or other search engines

To obtain a manageable amount of useful and specific publications or articles, it is advisable to use a modificated search, stressing certain categories and ignoring certain phrases.


For example our theme influenza, which are the essential facts that I need to build a disease model?

  • Which course and symptoms of the disease are there?
  • Complications? What is the mortality rate of influenza?
  • Which therapies are useful and are applicable?
  • Treatment costs?
  • Are there possibilities to obviate influenza?
  • Are there local differences of the course and nature?
  • Is it important to use only newsworthy sources?

One can find several answers in the Wikipedia article Wikipedia with the search term "influenza". Wikipedia is an established source of information, even in medical science, though one should not rely on these. Written by laities it is possible that the articles are incomplete or even complete wrong. Sources as listed in our references to this article, are much more reliable.


What is to be minded before selecting a source of information

  • Is the reference up-to-date?
  • Does it contain the information I was looking for?
  • Is the data origin credibly?

Search Engines