Now that I have my background information I want to find some more specifics. Articles are a great way to find information that narrows down the topic some. You can use databases to find articles, guidelines, drug information, and more. Remember the skills from Elements of a Search to help you search databases.
Quick Tip: Just because a database might be more academic or scholarly doesn't mean it is immune to biases and isms.
Many databases, like PubMed, have filters that let you narrow down even more - like by a person's age.
If you are in a resource like PubMed the filters will be on the left hand side of the page, just like in the catalog.
Need more help with PubMed? See our PubMed Guide:
That initial search we did was pretty simple, but it was a way to start without eliminating too many options. Searching is iterative. You might have to combine multiple searches in multiple databases (hint: this is why Saving & Keeping Track of Searches/Results is so important).
To advance my search even more, I might want to think of alternative ways to phrase what I need. Looking at Subject Headings/Terms can be a great way to think of new ways to phrase what I need or even look for articles specifically about my topic. In PubMed subject headings are called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).