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Biomedical Equipment Technology

Research resources, tips, and support from SCC librarians

Example articles for APLED 121 trade journals assignment

Don't easily find an interesting article on sustainability in library databases?

Feel free to select from this curated list.


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To efficiently search library databases, use filters within the database and try search terms you think might be in the article's title, description, or full-text.

Techniques you can use to create database searches:

  • KEYWORDS

Use keywords in your searching. Select words or phrases which you predict will appear in an article title or description or full-text.

  • PHRASE SEARCHING

 Enclose a phrase (a string of 2 or more words) in quotation marks. Example: "global warming"

  • TRUNCATION

Truncate (cut off) search terms using an asterisk. The asterisk works as a wildcard. The search term:  recyc*  will retrieve articles which contain any word starting with r-e-c-y-c, like recycle, recycled, recycling, etc.

  • BOOLEAN OPERATORS

Combine multiple search concepts using the Boolean terms: AND, OR, NOT

Example searches

"diagnostic imaging"  AND repair

"medical equipment" AND IoT

hospitals AND sustainability

hospitals AND e-waste

hospitals AND "electronic waste"

"medical instrument maintenance"

"medical equipment" AND corrosion

"medical equipment" AND maintenance

"medical equipment reuse"

"biomedical equipment" AND "quality control"

"biomedical equipment" AND "battery maintenance"

"medical technology" AND "waste reduction"

"medical equipment" AND biodegrad*

"bending machines" AND (tube OR pipe)

"medical imaging systems" AND (maintenance OR repair)

If you're searching for articles about sustainability or related topics, here are some search terms to try.

sustainability                    green design

recycling                          rooftop gardens

green                               buying local

greening                          alternative fuels

green buildings               waste disposal 

e-waste                           electronic waste 

ecology                           solar power

environmental               

renewable resources

renewable energy

energy conservation

corporate social responsibility

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