Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Banner Image

HSC300H5: Written Communication for Health Care

Note:

This guide has been adapted from Mindy Thuna's HSC406: Advanced Written Communications for Health Care.

Liaison Librarian

Profile Photo
David Gerstle
Contact:
University of Toronto Mississauga Library
905-569-5729

Concept Boxes

Concept boxes are a way to break your research question into individual search concepts. 

 1. Write out the question you would like to answer in your literature search.

 2. Underline the main terms/concepts in the statements you wrote for steps 1 and 2.

 3. Create a concept box by listing each unique topic in a separate row and related terms/synonyms in the adjacent column.