Research Databases: Helpful?
For my research paper I am writing about chemobrain. Chemobrain is the difference in cognitive activity a patient experiences during and after chemotherapy. I started my research through the Salt Lake County library.
First I went to NewsBank and searched "chemobrain." This search produced two very useful results summarizing findings from different studies. A Desert News article stated, “The new study, conducted at Dartmouth Medical School, found that people who get standard chemotherapy appear to be about twice as likely as other cancer patients to score poorly on various intelligence tests an average of 10 years after their treatment." I then went on to research chemobrain in the Utah Digital Newspaper database and found nothing. When I researched chemotherapy I got hundreds of results and many were far from my original topic. Lastly, I went to World Book Online and although I couldn't find anything on chemobrain, I did discover a very good definition of chemotherapy. I would say NewsBank was my best source.