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You can enhance your learning experience by working some exercises that will help you to reinforce the material in the course. The exercises might also clarify some of the content of the course by providing concrete cases.

The exercises include:
  • Reference scenarios that help you to see how the principles described in the course relate to specific problems. These lay out some examples of questions about health statistics and ask you to use what you have learned to find the answers.
  • Exploring portals—review the operation of the portals described in the course and ask you to discover how they enhance traditional library resources.
  • Challenges—pose more advanced research questions. They are designed to give practice in developing alternative search strategies for cases for difficult material.
  • The exercises follow each unit of the course.
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