Use reference sources (medical encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.) to look up definitions and gather background information or basic facts about a topic. This will help build your vocabulary and in turn, help you create better search phrases.
The following databases are great starting points for finding health-related background information.
The username and password to access databases from off campus is similar to what you use to access the PCC campus portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. For the username, use the first part of your myPittCC email address only. DO NOT include @my.pittcc.edu. The password is exactly the same as what you use to log in to the campus portal. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses.