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MA 100

Medical Assistant taking a patient's vital signs

Guide to MA 100 Research

MA 100

Fact-checking Health Information Online

Create a Shared Google Doc to keep track of your sources (feel free to copy & use this library worksheet).

Background Information & Keywords

Discuss your research topic with your group

  • Why are you interested in this topic?  
  • What do you already know about this topic?  
  • What do you need to find out?  What are your research questions?

Do some "pre-research"


Use the APA Citation tab to create an APA citation for your website or Encyclopedia article.

Articles:  OneSearch

Search for articles in OneSearch

  • Send yourself at least two articles, including the APA citations
  • As a group, pick one article to review more closely.  Look at the author(s), the keywords, and the reference list.

APA Citation

  • Document the APA citation for your article
  • Look at the reference list
  • Pick one interesting fact to cite using APA citation

Revisit your Research Questions

Do you have any new questions?  Assign each member of your group a question to research

Citations & Attributions

Image of medical assistant helping a patient by Hush Naidoo is in the Public Domain, CC0

This guide was adapted with permission from Kennesaw State University Library System