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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Respiratory Therapy subject guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

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Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: llaboratory, pathology, science occupations, health technology
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords (results will include both) i.e. "ventilator and pneumonia"
4. Use or to expand your results (results will include one or the other) i.e. "respiratory or pulmonology"
5. Use "quotation marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "respiratory therapy"
6. Use an asterik* to search multiple endings, i.e. ther* will search therapy and therapies.


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